Kansas City, MO Cargo Plane Crash, Jan 1954

Crash of Cargo Plane at Kansas City Kills Three.

Hits Bank of Missouri River Near Air Terminal During a Snow Storm.

KANSAS CITY, Jan. 20 (AP) – Three persons were killed today when a chartered cargo plane crashed while attempting to land during a snow storm at the Municipal Air Terminal.

The DC-3 plane, flying here from Jackson, Mich., under charter to General Motors Corp., crashed on the bank of the Missouri river only a short distance from the north end of the airport. It did not burn.

The men were tentatively identified as:
WILLIAM DALE SPEAKS, 33, Van Nuys, Calif.
EDWARD F. KASELAK, 39, Miami, Fla.
BRYAN R. WILLIAMS, 31, Lykens, Pa.

The plane was operated by the Zantop Flying Service of Jackson, Mich., and was carrying a load of automotive parts.

The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune Missouri 1954-01-20