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FIVE KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH
LONG, GROUP OF CARS
In a small valley southwest of Sherman, workers
dig through the wreckage of a twin-engine plane
which carried five Dallas men to their deaths.
The plane, belonging to the Magnolia Petroleum
Company, had been missing since Friday on a
flight to Tulsa. The dead -- all employes of
Magnolia -- 33-year-oldWilliam H.
Thompson, the pilot; 42-year-old D. D. Standlee
4+year-old A. B. Franzen, 35-year-old Folger
B. Vallette and 32-year-old Carence A. Easton
junior. Two searching farmers found the torn
bodies along a muddy creek bank. Only a few
parts of the plane are intact. Bits of wreckage
are scattered in trees surrounding the scene.
CU OF PROP
The plane's two engines are completely buried
in the ground, indicating the plane struck the
ground with its nose straight dowrI.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Five killed in airplane crash], item, December 13, 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc726886/m1/1/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.