[2012.201.B0051.0197]

Description:

Charred plane remains after a crash landing. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "LUCKY PILOT John McConnell Jr., 25 walked away unhurt from this wreckage Tuesday morning at Tulakes airport.
McConnell, who lives at 5020 NW 16, is a student pilot. The plane belonged to his father, head of a construction company here. Firemen were unable to save anything but the tail assembly. McConnell said the craft smashed up between an access strip and the airport`s main runway as he was attempting to land after a local flight. Bethany firemen arrived 5 minutes after the crash."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: July 15, 1959
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 3
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 15, 1959
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
July 15, 1959
Description:

Charred plane remains after a crash landing. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "LUCKY PILOT John McConnell Jr., 25 walked away unhurt from this wreckage Tuesday morning at Tulakes airport.
McConnell, who lives at 5020 NW 16, is a student pilot. The plane belonged to his father, head of a construction company here. Firemen were unable to save anything but the tail assembly. McConnell said the craft smashed up between an access strip and the airport`s main runway as he was attempting to land after a local flight. Bethany firemen arrived 5 minutes after the crash."

Note:

PublishDate: 07-15-1959 Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): accidents | airplanes | newspaper photographs
Source: The Oklahoman: July 15, 1959
Added Title: Lucky Pilot
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0051.0197
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc191248
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image