George Vance Plane Crash Article
Father, Son Die In Crash BAY MINETTE, Ala. A 'small, single engine plane crashed in a wooded area near here Friday killing the pilot '. and his 10-year-old son. ; His wife and two daughters narrowly escaped death only I because the pilot would not allow them to fly with him because of reported bad .'weather, according to police. ; All five had originally planned - to take the flying vacation. In-; stead, the wife and two girls drove to their destination in - Lakeland. ': Officers said the body of the ; pilot, identified as George H. Viance of Kemah, Tex., was found near the cockpit of the ; Beachcraft Bonanza. The body of his son was recovered about 150 yards away, according to . Baldwin County Chief Deputy Jim Anderson. 1 Officials said the plane was reported on a flight from Houston, Tex, to Lakeland. It ' went down in a sparsely settled ; area about 15 miles west of Bay Minette. - The crash, which occured at 1 10:35 a.m., may have been -caused by severe turbulance, Federal Aviation Administra-".tion officials feel, according to Anderson.