Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Civil Air Patrol Checks Leads On Missing Plane SAN BERNARDINO (UP)—The Civil Air Patrol checked out two new leads today in a widespread search for a private Cessna 170 plane missing since Saturday with four persons aboard on a flight from Los Angeles to Imperial. One new lead was reported at El Centro where Wally Pankratz, Brawley airport manager, and Bill Greenmyer, Civil Aeronautics Administration inspector from San Diego, took off to circle the desert about 27 miles west of the valley cities. The tip was telephoned in by an unidentified woman w ho said she was looking out of her front window Saturday afternoon and saw what appeared to be a light plane come out of the overcast and then disappear. Airport officials said the Cessna could have been in that area south of Coyote Wells between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday. They said there is an emergency landing field in the area. Another lead came from resi dents of rugged country south of Hemet. They reported hearing a plane overhead during foggy weather on the day of the flight. Aboard the missing Cessna 170 were Mrs. Marjorie King, 35, West Los Angeles, the pilot, her mother, Mrs. Marjorie Kumler, La Jolla; and two friends from England, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wierdsma. up Mrs. Kumler is the mother and Mrs. King the sister of Clifford Kumler of San Francisco. Mr. Kumler is the husband of the former Madeleine Wynn of Redlands and son-in-law of Mrs. Sydney J. Wynne, 1355 Center street. Searchers Tuesday were sent to a mountain .-dope 35 miles north east of Indio where wreckage believed to be that of the missing plane had been spotted from the air. The ground party reached, the spot only to find the wreckage marked with an orange cross, signifying an old crash.