Accident Cessna 172 N7945B, Friday 22 September 1961
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Date:Friday 22 September 1961
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:J.K. Applewhite Co
Registration: N7945B
MSN: 29745
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Midland, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Addison Airport, Dallas, TX
Destination airport:Midland, TX
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Hit power lines on approach and crashed in a cotton field. Pilot (Singer) Charles Applewhite (29) survived badly injured. His wife (29) and a Midland oilman (35) were killed.

Sources:

The Victoria Advocat 24 September 1961, p10A
Charlie Applewhite
https://www.newspapers.com/image/301553237/?fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjMwMTU1MzIzNywiaWF0IjoxNzE0MTI1ODA5LCJleHAiOjE3MTQyMTIyMDl9.p9rE7bA45psr2o7yWWaS5KAxewFticYHZDbiziBmdhk

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2021 18:47 TB Added
31-May-2021 18:56 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2024 17:02 Cobar Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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