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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated April 17, 1963 partially reads, "Two men flying in a rented helicopter escaped injury today when they crash-landed in an alfalfa field in Van Nuys. Rowe E. Cavelli, 29, of 3826 Markridge Rd, La Crescenta, pilot of the craft, said he took off from Santa Monica Airport this morning. After touching down in the Sepulveda Dam flood basin, the helicopter tried to rise again, but only reached an altitude of about 150 feet when its engine failed. Rowe said he was demonstrating landing and take-off instructions to his passenger, John Lear, 20, of Wichita, Kan."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00122872 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d028_f1_i11 CARL0005412205 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/55648
Helicopters--Accidents--California--Los Angeles Aircraft accidents--California--Los Angeles Helicopter transportation--California--Los Angeles Helicopter occupants--California--Los Angeles Helicopters--California--Los Angeles Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs