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 - Bodies of Three Airplane Crash Victims...
Bodies of Three Airplane Crash Victims Recovered ASTORIA, Ore., Sept 13 The bodies of three persons were recovered from the wreckage of their plane tonight in Young's bay. The crash occurred Monday night when the plane, on a Seattle to Astoria flight, plunged into the bay while attempting to land on the fog-shrouded fog-shrouded fog-shrouded Clatsop county airport airport which borders the bay. Coroner Raymond O. Luce said that 'Ronald McGinnis, 55, Clatsop county farmer and pilot of the craft; his son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, Norris San-ten, San-ten, San-ten, 32, Seattle, and Santen's six-year six-year six-year old daughter. Sherry, had probably died instantly. Ed Parsons, Astoria, a private flier, said the plane evidently, had hit the water with terrific force and was a complete wreck. The wreckafit had been discov ered in a deep hole earlier in the day. - ;. . , ; Tonight a party of state police, sheriffs deputies and coast guard auxiliary members managed to get a line about the tail of the pline at low tide. A bulldozer was brought up and a long cable approximately 2,100 feet was strung to the plane fuselage. fuselage. The wreckage then was snaked snaked up on a mud flat where the bodies could be reached. Earlier, a coast guard spokesman said that salvage operations by professional divers would probably be necessary due to the depth of the hole into ' which the - plane tank. However, with low tide tonight, coast guard auxiliary members managed to reach the wreckage in about 12 feet of water. -

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  1. Statesman Journal,
  2. 14 Sep 1950, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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