New York, NY LaGuardia Field Private Plane Crash, Nov 1953

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5 FOUND DEAD IN PLANE WRECK

New York (AP) – Five persons were found dead today aboard a small private passenger plane that crashed in the fog during the night at LaGuardia Field.

The crash occurred near the northwest corner of the big field and the wreckage was not discovered until about 9 a. m.

The dead were two men, a woman and her two small children. Police said the plane was believed to be a Piper Pacer that was reported missing late yesterday on a short flight between two towns on Long Island – East Hampton, about 100 miles from here, and Babylon, 40 miles away.

Airport authorities listed the dead as:
ALFRED LABORDE, pilot of New York.
MRS. WILLIAM NIFFIM and her two children, WILLIAM, JR. and CORNIA.
WILLIAM BECKETT.

Airport authorities said the plane was listed as the property of J. P. BEND, manager of an airport near Washington, D. C., where it was rented recently.

Construction men enroute to work found the wreckage in a drainage ditch. The engine had been pushed into the cabin of the plane.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise New York 1953-11-23