Martinsville, VA Company Plane Crashes, July 1964

5 DIE IN CRASH OF COMPANY PLANE.

Martinsville, Va. (AP) -- A twin-engine airplane carrying three Du Pont employes and two crewmen crashed on takeoff here today, killing all aboard.
Four of the persons aboard were killed in the crash and a fifth died later at Martinsville General Hospital.
Authorities identified the victims as W. R. LYCAN, 40; JACK COMBS, 33 and CARL C. LARSON, 35, all employes at the Martinsville Du Pont plant; JOHN E. PACE, JR., 43, Martinsville, the pilot; and VIRGINIA PAARFUS, 40, of Stuart.
The plane crashed into a wooded area a half-mile from the airport and burst into flames.
Authorities said the plane was bound for Wilmington, Del., headquarters of E. I. du Pont de Nemours.

The Evening Tribune Albert Lea Minnesota 1964-07-07