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Pilots describe fatal crash
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated December 4, 1961 partially reads, "Two pilots who witnessed the death of four persons in a San Fernando plane crash says an erratically running engine that stalled may have been at fault. The crash occurred at 4 p.m. Saturday in a field near the dead end of Gladstone avenue, south of Maclay avenue, about a block north of San Fernando Airport. The victims were identified as Bill Ray Sain, 30, 13776 Judd St., Pacoima, owner and believed pilot of the four-place 1941-model Bellanca; Charles D. Hampton, 27, 17501 Gilmore St., Van Nuys; Rober [sic] J. Brown, 27, 7926 Garfield St., Bell Gardens, and Howard Lee Langston, 6248 Agra St., Bell Gardens." Photograph caption reads, "Wreckage where four men died in San Fernando plane crash - Police officer Lou Bobbitt inspects remains of the aircraft."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Aircraft accident victims--California--San Fernando
Aircraft accidents--California--San Fernando
Airplane occupants--California--San Fernando
Debris--California--San Fernando
Death--California--San Fernando
Police--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
Bellanca airplanes
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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