Emigrant Peak, MT Air Force Bomber Crash, July 1962
B47 CRASHES; REPORT CREW IS MISSING.
Livingston, Mont. (AP) -- An Air Force plane carrying a crew of four crashed in flames against Emigrant Peak, in the Rocky Mountains, Monday night.
A rescue team from Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls, Mont., reported the craft was a B47 jet bomber on a training mission from Dyess Air Force Base near Abilene, Tex.
Crew members were listed as missing are:
CAPT. JOSEPH W. FAULCONER, 29, El Dorado, Kan.
LT. LLOYD G. SAWYERS, 29, Cicso, Tex.
LT. DAVID T. SUTTON, 24, Miami, Okla.
LT. FREDERICK J. HIXENBAUGH, 24, Burton, W. Va.
No bodies were found. Officials said relatives of the men were being advised they were missing.
The plane smashed into a rugged area at the 8,500 foot level of Emigrant Peak, part of the Rocky Mountains about 20 miles southwest of Livingston, in South Central Montana.
The fiery crash touched off a forest fire that prevented first search parties from getting to the main part of the wreckage. Parts of the plane were scattered along the slope.
One parachute pack was found by sheriff's deputies as dawn broke over the area, two miles from the nearest road.
Estherville Daily News Iowa 1962-07-24