Atlantic City, NJ Private Plane Crash, July 1966


Atlantic City, N.J. (AP) -- Four members of a family were killed yesterday when their small plane overshot the runway at Bader Field and flipped into a bay.
Atlantic City hospital officials tentatively identified the victims as STANLEY P. ROSOW, 37, of West Hartford, Conn., his wife and two children. Their address was given as 5 Brownleigh Rd. The hospital gave no other first names.
Police said the twin-engine Piper Apache 235 was registered to TOBIAS ROSOW, also of West Hartford.
JOSEPH BOYLE, 18, a line attendant at the private airport, witnessed the accident. He said the plane was coming in for a landing and touched down more than halfway down the runway. BOYLE said the craft appeared to be going too fast to land and the pilot attempted to pull the craft up.
The plane got a few feet off the ground when it veered on its side, then cartwheeled wingtip-over wingtip into the bay, BOYLE said.
The plane landed in about 20 feet of water, and the four people trapped in its cabin apparently drowned, police said.
The craft was pulled from the water by emergency crews about an hour after it went down.

The Troy Record New York 1966-08-01