Atlantic City, NJ Private Plane Crash, Mar 1971
2 COUPLES ARE KILLED IN CRASH OF LIGHT CRAFT.
Atlantic City, N.J. (AP) -- Two New York couples were killed Saturday when their single engine plane crashed while attempting to land at Bader Field here.
The craft, a Piper Comanche, came in with a westerly wind, according to GEORGE GRUND, airport superintendent, who said the pilot radioed acknowledgment of his instruction to land against it.
The plane touched down on the eastern end of the runway, flipped over and landed upside down in the Inland Thoroughfare waterway, witnesses said.
The victims were identified as:
WERNER K. HOFMANN, 33, and his wife HENNEY, 32, of Glen Head, N.Y.
DR. JERRY ROCKLIN, 37, and his wife YVONNE, 33, of Syosset, N.Y.
Police said they believe DR. ROCKLIN was the pilot and a co-owner of the plane. The craft apparently took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., they said.
Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1971-03-22