John Henry Lapham and Joyce Gray Lapham

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John Henry Lapham and Joyce Gray Lapham - Private Plane Crash Kills Four South Of Bandera...
Private Plane Crash Kills Four South Of Bandera t SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 3 {/IV-The crash of a private plane south of Bandera Thursday killed Col. John Laphum, 71, a director of the Texas Co., and thiee companions. The crash occurred at the Fly- ng L gmvst ' ranch, operated by Lapham, He was piloting the )lnne. Others killed were his granddaughter, Miss Joyce Lapham, 19, daughter of John Lapham Jr., of Sun Antonio;; her fiance, Rudy Blancke of Charlotte, N. C., and Tracy Rudd of- San Antonio. Flying ^ ranch manager M. A, CliLsjn . sale) the'' phme crashed 30 minutes after it cleared S»n Antonio, Ranch employes saw the plane make a left-hand pattern at If coming in for u landing. Then it disappeared, - The wrecked plane was found nose down in a live oak and cedar thicket about 200 yards .from the end of the runway. The cause of the accident was unknown. Chlsm that the plane hit in a nose dive ut a speed of more than 120 miles an hour. The plane was a Jour-seater 'Tripacer. Rudd, about 70, was a boyhood ' Lapham'/ was named in May as one of the heirs of the S million dollar I'stiite of his mother, Mrs. Antoinette Lapham, who died May 16.

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  1. Del Rio News Herald,
  2. 03 Aug 1956, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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