Washington, PA Private Plane Crash, Apr 1966


Washington, Pa. (AP) - Four men returning from a convention were killed Tuesday in a small plane that plunged into a wooded area near this Southwestern Pennsylvania community.
Police identified the dead as:
Pilot RICHARD PAUL RANDALL, 42, of Rockville, Md.
RANDALL J. FOSSELMAN, 25, of Lanham, Md., formerly of Hillsgrove, Pa.
ARTHUR JOHN HARVEY, 26, of Linthicum Heights, Md.
and ERNEST A CRAUL of Washington, D.C.
FOSSELMAN was the son of Mrs. Gleason Lewis of Hillsgrove.
Police said FOSSELMAN, HARVEY and CRAUL were employees of RANDALL, a partner in the Bay Rand Co. of Eastern Maryland. They said the men were returning home from a convention at Chicago.
Police said the wreckage of the single-engine Bonanza and the bodies were scattered over a 2 1/2 mile area.
The plane, based at Gaithersburg, Md., was en route from Chicago Heights, Ill., to Gaithersburg when it ran into stormy weather over Washington, Washington County Airport officials said.
Airport manager C. R. Breese, who spotted the wreckage from the air said, "It must have just blown apart in the turbulence up there."
Police said the crash occurred about 15 miles southwest of Washington.

Evening Times Sayre Pennsylvania 1966-04-20