Search suspended 8 January at hrs. One crew and nine passengers presumed dead.
Search suspended 8 January at hrs. One crew and nine passengers presumed dead. Of the 38 occupants of the American aircraft, 3 survived.
All 26 passengers and crew of the Brazilian aircraft died. Leader Harding, ejected safely, descending near Syderstonein North Norfolk.
This was the first loss of the type. Extensive sea search around Roaring Middle Light failed to find any trace of the missing Lightning. Two hours into an expected 3: The pilot elected to shut down the engine by turning off the fire wall shut off.
The engine did stop, but the propeller shaft sheared with the propeller wind-milling at an increased rate. The aircraft began to descend at a rate of feet per minute.
Realizing that the aircraft will not reach the chosen emergency airfield, at Crotone, Italythe pilot circled the aircraft over the small town of Botricello ordering the passengers and radio operator to bail out — all landing safely with only minor injuries.
The roll out was straight forfeet before the C veered to the right and into the water, with the cockpit filling to about the level of the side window. The two crew evacuated through the top hatch, sliding off the left wing and swam ashore.
Although the plane had stopped basically intact, the wave action overnight destroyed the airframe. Only the co-pilot, Lt. Smoak, 26, survived, parachuting after being thrown clear of the explosion; two other crew and a passenger died, plus two civilians on the ground.
The dead crewmen were Capt. Herbert Aldridge, 37, aircraft commander; Lt. Civilian victims were Mrs. Clark, 62, who was alone in her home at Colonial Court, where a major portion of the plane fell, and James LaRoy Hollabaugh, 29, adopted son of Mrs.
Agnes Nilsson Grove of Maryland Avenue. Both of those houses were destroyed by fire but Mrs.
Grove escaped with burns on her feet and abrasions on her legs. He spoke rationally to rescuers who had watched his parachute fall but was in a severe shock. He received emergency treatment on the spot from physician who lived in the neighborhood and was taken to Arkansas Baptist Hospital.
His wife is a nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital, two blocks from the Maryland — Summit crash scene.
The scene of the heaviest destruction to property was at the intersection of Maryland and Summit Avenues. Two homes, that of Mrs. Marie Milligan at Summit and that of Mrs. Grove, and an apartment building of three units on the south-east corner were destroyed by fire.
This aircraft disappeared shortly after takeoff approximately 10 miles north of Kindley AFBBermuda. No trace of the aircraft or pilot 1st Lt. Morris Ballard Larsen was found despite a 6 day air and sea search.
The cause of the accident remains undetermined. The first flight of 6 aircraft, including Lt.
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