Delavan, WI Private Plane Crash, Nov 1973


Delavan, Wis. (AP) -- Three Illinois residents were killed and a fourth injured Friday night in the crash of a single-engine plane on its approach to a private airstrip four miles east of Delavan.
The victims were identified as pilot RODD PETRUCHA, 22, of Maywood, Ill.; LESLIE HOSTETLER, 32, of Villa Park, Ill., and his wife, SUSAN, 28.
SHARON SCOTT, 24, of Elmhurst, Ill., was hospitalized in critical condition at Racine.
The Walworth County sheriff's department said the craft was attempting to land at Lake Lawn Lodge when it hit several treetops and veered off the runway of the private airstrip.

The Sheboygan Journal Wisconsin 1973-11-24

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