Lock Haven, PA Private Plane Crash, May 1953


Lock Haven, Pa., May 2. -- (AP) -- A small private plane clipped the top off a barn soon after take-off today, then crashed in flames, killing the pilot and four others, two of them small children.
The pilot was identified as RICHARD SMART, 31-year-old guard at nearby Rockview Penitentiary.
DR. Doris Kissell, Clinton County coroner, tentatively identified the others as MR. and MRS. DONALD LARIMER and their two children, BARRY, 3, and KIM, 18 months.

Oakland Tribune California 1953-05-03

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