New Orleans, LA Air Force Plane Crash, Sep 1948
SIX DIE IN PLANE CRASH SUNDAY.
New Orleans, Sept. 13 -- (UP) -- The bodies of six men killed yesterday when an Air Force twin-engine plane crashed and burned near New Orelans today were identified.
Officials at Ellington Field, near Houston, Tex., named the victims as:
Capt. W. L. PAGE.
Capt. S. F. LAMBERT.
Lt. R. ALSUP, JR.
Lt. G. E. LAWLER, all Army Reserve fliers.
W. K. CHAPMAN.
W. T. FERAY, both Civil Air Patrol Cadets. All were from Houston.
The plane, property of the first Air Force Training Center, crashed about 3:45 p.m. yesterday after its motor conked out during a routine flight from Ellington Field.
An attempt was made to land but the plane crashed and burned as it made a turn on the remaining engine at about 800 feet.
The Mexia Daily News Texas 1948-09-13