Pittsburgh, PA Private Plane Crash, July 1950
PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO; INJURES ONE NEAR PITTSBURGH.
Pittsburgh, July 13. -- Two persons were killed and a third injured today when a four-passenger plane crashed while making an emergency landing on the Montour Heights Country Club golf course near the Greater Pittsburgh Airport.
The plane enroute from Youngstown, Ohio, to Pittsburgh caught fire when the oil pressure dropped. The pilot attempted to land on the golf course when it became apparent he could not reach the airport.
Police tentatively identified the dead as MILLARD RONZONE, and a RICHARD BAILEY, both of Warren, Ohio. Both were dead on arrival at Sewickley Valley Hospital.
Hospital authorities identified the pilot as JOHN LYDEN, 33, of Youngstown. He was reported suffering from multiple injuries to arms and legs.
Traffic control authorities at the Pittsburgh airport said the four-passenger Beechcraft Commander, owned by the Youngstown Airways, Inc., Youngstown, left the Ohio airport at 11:15 A. M., EST.
Firefighting equipment was sent to the scene of the crash from the Pittsburgh airport. Police reported that LYDEN was thrown clear of the burning plane when it struck the ground.
A spokesman in the Airways office refused to discuss the accident but said officials of the airline were enroute to Pittsburgh.
Daily Courier Connellsville Pennsylvania 1950-07-13