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Crash scene at Whiteman Airport
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated January 14, 1987 reads, "The pilot of the Cessna 210 was killed in the blaze, and the single engine plane was left in pieces such as the propellor assembly under exmaination by air safety investigators. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane took of from Whiteman shortly after 7 a.m., but appeared to suffer engine failure before it could gain altitude. The airplane burst into flames upon impact, burning the body of the pilot beyond recognition and requiring the use of the man's dental records for identification."
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
United States.--Federal Aviation Administration--Employees
Whiteman Airport (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aircraft accidents--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Warehouses--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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