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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated August 16, 1961 reads, "Mrs. Betty Aldershof, 35, 11002 Garden Grove Ave., Northridge, suffered facial cuts Tuesday when she crashed her rented plane in the Sepulveda Dam Basin in Van Nuys. Top photo shows the light, single-engine Cessna 150 after it landed in a field, travelled about 114 feet, then hit a ditch collapsing its front wheel and flipping upside down. Mrs. Aldershof, bottom right, is shown in Valley Doctors Hospital, North Hollywood, where she was treated for face cuts and shock. A witness, bottom left, John Minnick, 8108 Zelzah Ave., Reseda, was hoeing weeds about 300 yards away when the plane crashed. Talking with reporters, Minnick said Mrs. Aldershof 'was doing good' until she hit the ditch. 'I tried to make it into the field,' the woman said, 'but I was going pretty fast.' She said the plane's motor stalled."; See images #00137183 through #00137185 for all photos in this series.
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00137185 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d044_f28_i11 CARL0005657416 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/67194
Airplane crash survival--California--Los Angeles Aircraft accidents--California--Los Angeles Face--Wounds and injuries--California--Los Angeles Crash injuries--California--Los Angeles Hospitals--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles) Women air pilots--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Cessna 150 (Private plane) North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs