Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Search team to hike in Plane crash wreckage of 16 years ago found A search that has taken 16 years ended yesterday for Sheriff's Inspector Willard Farquhar when he confirmed airplane wreckage spotted this week was from a plane that crashed March 2, 1957, in the San Bernardino mountains. Aboard the missing Cessna 170 at the time of the crash were Mrs. Marjorie King, 35, of West Los Angeles, the pilot; her mother, Mrs. Marjorie Kumler, La Jolla; and two friends from England, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wierdsma. Mrs. Kumler is the mother and Mrs. King is the sister of Clifford Kumler of Del Mar. Mr. Kumler is the husband of the former Madeleine Wynne of Redlands and son-in-law of Mrs. Sydney J. Wynne, 169 North Center street. The aircraft was on a flight from Los Angeles to Imperial when it went down in turbulent weather. Mrs. King had 15 years of flying experience. Insp. Farquhar and deputy Bill Loenhorst hiked into the crash scene yesterday to confirm that it was the missing plane. Loenhorst suffered a cut leg and hand in a fall at the wreckage site. The crash wreckage was spotted by a private pilot Wednesday who reported it to the Sheriff's Aviation department. department. Deputies checked the area on the east side of San Gorgonio mountain yesterday but were unable to get to the plane from the helicopter. The two' sheriffs deputies then hiked into the area. The plane apparently hit with a tremendous impact and burned. burned. Only small fragments of the Cessna were found, Farquhar said. Some human bones were found at the scene. Members of the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue team are planning to hike into the area tomorrow, to conduct a complete complete search. A representative of the coroner's office will also hike in. At the time of the crash an intensive search was conducted around Indio and in the high desert but with no results.