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 - Yanks Crash Kills Lockheed Pilots s family,...
Yanks Crash Kills Lockheed Pilots s family, -son will FT. IRWIN l/Pl -- Two] pilots were killer 1 , early Sat- 1 'urday when their twin-engine SIGNALS OFF 'Stolen' Car Only Misplaced DETROIT j (U P1) -- T h e usual alert was seat out by suburban Melvindale police when James L. Box reported his car stolen. Box said the cat .vas taken during the short period his wife returned from the supermarket an'l he got ready to °-_» fc work. Hours later. \ police )lane smashed Into · noun- Bin while apparently at- empting an emergency land- ng. ' . . The coroner's office said the two men aboard tho were engineering test pilots for Lockheed Aircraft Corp.? Burbank, Calif. Both lived at Palmdale, Calif. They were identified as Charles Allen Kitchens, 36, and Baxton Gil-' liam Harrell Jr., 39. · " Investigators said they may suffered mechanical' with their plane,- a. pre world War II model Lockheed 12. It crashed into.the base of 5,000-foot Tieford. white making what as believed to be a landing: patrol car ctuiseJ past the h^proach at the airpo^et c l o s e d supermarket, and spoiled the Box car parked in front. , · Mrs. Box confessed lo a lapse of memory. "Oh dear," she said. "I walked home wilh the groceries." Irwin, an Army base 4 northeast of Barstow, C 'if. :The plane took off ea'lier Saturday from Quartz H i 1-1 Airport, near Palmdale, an'd was apparently headed for" Las Vegas. Authorities said they could find no flight

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  1. Independent Press-Telegram,
  2. 17 Dec 1961, Sun,
  3. Page 16

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