Uniontown, PA Air Liner Crashes On Mountain Side, Apr 1936

GIANT AIR LINER CRASHES ON MOUNTAIN SIDE; 10 DIE.

THREE ESCAPE DEATH AS TWA AIRPLANE, LONG MISSING, IS FOUND CRUMPLED AGAINST A PENNSYLVANIA MOUNTAIN.

Uniontown, Pa., April 7 -- (AP) -- Ten persons were killed today in the crash of a giant Transcontinental and Western transport plane against a mountainside near this coal mining town in southwest Pennsylvania.
The plane carried 10 passengers, two pilots and a hostess.
Every available ambulance was rushed to the scene from this coal mining town, situated about 40 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
The plane was en route from New York to Pittsburgh. Searching planes has taken off from the Pittsburgh airport after it was reported four hours overdue.
State police said a WPA worker found the giant ship crumpled on the ground.
A. B. SAYLOR of the staff of Uniontown hospital said ambulances were en route from the scene of the crash, bringing the dead and injured.
The area in which the crash occurred is typical western Pennsylvania hill country, dotted by soft coal mines and coke ovens.
At the Uniontown hospital attaches said it would take an hour or more to bring in the dead and injured.
They explained rescuers would have to carry the victims down the mountain side to the nearest highway.
Weather officials said the visibility was "absolutely zero" in the vicinity of the crash.

List of Those Aboard.
Newark, N. J., April 7 -- (AP) -- Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc., officials said today the following were passengers on the missing Newark-Pittsburgh transport plane:
R. G. EVANS, Pittsburgh, Pa.
CHARLES H. SMITH, New Kensington, Pa.
D. D. AUGUST, Grove City, Pa.
CRAWFORD KELLY, McKeesport, Pa.
C. D. BAYERSDORFER, Steubenville, O.
FRANK HARDEMAN, New York city.
JOHN O'NEILL, Jersey City.
MRS. MEYER C. ELLENSTEIN, Newark, N. J.
C. G. CHALLIMOR, no address.
C. B. ARCY, New York, N. Y.
(No first name) HEFFERMAN, New York city.
MRS. ELLENSTEIN, one of the passengers on the missing ship, is the wife of Mayor MEYER C. ELLENSTEIN, of this city. The mayor's secretary said she was on her way to visit a daughter, MRS. ALAN HOROWITZ, in St. Louis.
The members of the crew were: Pilot, OTTO FERGUSON; Co-pilot, H. C. LEWIS; Hostess, N. H. GRANGER.
The last word the airport received from the ship was when it was 10 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Officials said the passenger listed only as HEFFERMAN was believed to be a man.

The Daily Times-News Burlington North Carolina 1936-04-07