1948 Logansport Pharos-Tribune 9.9.1948

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1948 Logansport Pharos-Tribune 9.9.1948 - by program Cass A. the the pillows hos-...
by program Cass A. the the pillows hos- Logansport Pharos-Tribune HI Four Iowa Airmen Die 1'liine llocomes Inferno When, Liimllifff Flares In Craft Arc Ignited. DECOHAH, la., Sept. A young flying Instructor and his three students were Wiled lust night when landing flares aboard their plane apparently caught flro and turned the craft into a flaming death trap. The four-passenger Aeronca plane crashed about a halt mile south of the airfield hero. 'Searchers found melted piano" parts showing evidence of intense heat, and airport manager Dewey Tatro said the plane carried a kit- of five emergency magnesium flares. It was believed they were set off accidently as the flyers prepared to land. Director Director Norbert Locke of tho Iowa Aeronautics Commission said the crash was the first in Iowa : aviation history "In -which accidental accidental discharge of a flare has caused accident or Injury to anyone." anyone." The dead were identified as Robert Robert Satire, 19.. believed, to bo youngest flying instructor, Tom" Knowltoa, 19; Doyle Wagner, 24, and Harold Hoffman 26. Satire' was believed to have been thaf pilot. Wagner was from Osslan,: la., and the other from Decorah, Tlie Civil Aeronautics Admin's-' tratton scheduled an Investigation^

Clipped from Logansport Pharos-Tribune09 Sep 1948, ThuPage 19

Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Indiana)09 Sep 1948, ThuPage 19
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