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 - Helicopter Rescues Pair After Crash in Sierras...
Helicopter Rescues Pair After Crash in Sierras BULLETIN HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE (INS) — A helicopter from Hamilton Air Force Base today rescued a man and a woman stranded in the mow-covered Sierra when their private plane crashed into a ridge 40 miles northeast of Auburn. SACRAMENTO (HE)—A three-| way rescue plan to reach the survivors of a Sierra plane crash was under way this morning from both sides of the snow-packed " mountain range. Pilot Ray.Porter and Mrs. Lucille Dal Massa were spotted from the air late yesterday beside the wreckage of the four- place Stinson charter plane. They disappeared Saturday on West Siders Will Attend Scout Council C;ilirorni:in News Service TAFT— Plans to attend a Girl Scout council meeting in Bakersfield were made when neighborhood chairmen and committee members met here with Lee Adams, executive director of the Girl Scout Kern County Council. The meeting, to be held Jan. 26 in the Veterans Memorial Hall (corner of Ridge Road and Mt. Vernon jn East Bakersfield) will start at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. with time out at noon for a "nose-bag" luncheon." The agenda is to include an election; a report of the area development committee, treasurer's a charter flight from Oroville, Calif., to Reno. They were seen alive and apparently moving about the plane in the rugged mountains between Colfax and Lake Tahoe. To Drop Para-Medics Rescue operations, directed by the 41st Air Rescue Squadron at Hamilton Air Force Base, were aimed at the spot from three directions. An Air Force rescue plane was to leave Reno in order to drop para-medics over the crash site. In case winds were too strong for parachute jumps, a helicopter was standing by at Marysville Airport to reach t' e site from the west. Ground Party Moves And for absolute certainty, a ground party left Auburn aboard a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. snow tractor. Two air medics and Dr. L. B. Fitch of Auburn were included in this group. Civil Air Patrol Pilot Cordon Riggs of Oroville first spotted the downed plane yesterday afternoon, about a mile and a hall from Westville. Later he returned leading other planes. Air Force crewmen dropped camping equipment and food, but it was too late to attempt air evacuation by helicopter before dark.

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 24 Jan 1955, Mon,
  3. Page 21

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