Rutherford, NJ Private Plane Crashes, May 1960

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PLANE CRASH KILLS FOUR.

Rutherford, N. J. -- (AP) -- Four Rhode Island men were killed yesterday when their business plane fell through rainy skies and crashed in a residential neighborhood.
The single-engine plane blew into pieces after clipping a house on Orient Way. The bodies of the pilot and his three passengers hurtled onto the porch of a house across the street.
Wreckage strewed a wide area and power lines snapped. The plane did not burn.
Three of the victims worked for American Tube Products Co. of West Warwick, R. I., and were flying to New York.
The plane, a Cessna 182, had begun approaching Tetterboro Airport four miles away for an instrument landing when it crashed.
Killed were the pilot, DAVID SHEPHERD of Cranston, R. I., a retired Army officer; NICHOLAS FOLOKY of Cranston, director of engineering for the company; JOHN GILLIS of Norwood, R. I., manager of the company's Weldmore division; and DR. J. PHILIP FEELEY, 39, a dental surgeon of Barrington, R. I.

The Troy Record New York 1960-05-20

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My Father

The pilot in this crash was my Father. Thank you for putting the information on the web. I was only 10 years old when this happened and do not know very much at all about the crash or my Dad.
If you have any additional information, I would love to have a copy.

Thank You,
Mike Shepherd
1303 Cartee Rd.
Anderson, SC 29625

The plane crashed into the

The plane crashed into the home my mother owned. I was 11 when this happened and remember it very well. I remember that your mother came to visit my mother and looked at all the articles on the crash. Today I live in the house that experienced the crash.

Your Home

Thank you for the information. I was 11 at the time too. Living here in South Carolina makes it difficult for me to see the house but I would love to.

Thanks again for the reply.

Plane crash

I have some newspaper articles and pictures. If you like I could send or email you copies.