[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1082]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Wreckage of a Benson Gyrocopter in which an Oklahoma City swimming pool firm executive plunged to his death is shown where it crashed near Cimarron Field. A 38-year-old Oklahoma City business executive plunged to his death Tuesday near Cimarron Field in Canadian County in a gyrocopter he built himself. Witnesses said Robert D. Paddock, a partner with his brother, John, in Paddock Pools, was killed when his Experimental helicopter-type aircraft went into a steep dive, causing the rotor blade to disintegrate. The craft plummeted into a field just north of the Cimarron runway two miles south of Banner. A spokesman for Paddock's family at the home, 4801 N Byron Place, said Paddock had been constructing the Benson Gyrocopter craft for several weeks as a hobby. The spokesman said Tuesday's fatal flight was one of the first, if not the first, that Paddock had made in the ill-fated plane, The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 6:05 p.m. after the one-man craft had made a circle over the airport."

Creator(s): Argo, Jim
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Canadian County - Banner
Creation Date: October 10, 1967
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 10, 1967
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Canadian County - Banner
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
October 10, 1967
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Wreckage of a Benson Gyrocopter in which an Oklahoma City swimming pool firm executive plunged to his death is shown where it crashed near Cimarron Field. A 38-year-old Oklahoma City business executive plunged to his death Tuesday near Cimarron Field in Canadian County in a gyrocopter he built himself. Witnesses said Robert D. Paddock, a partner with his brother, John, in Paddock Pools, was killed when his Experimental helicopter-type aircraft went into a steep dive, causing the rotor blade to disintegrate. The craft plummeted into a field just north of the Cimarron runway two miles south of Banner. A spokesman for Paddock's family at the home, 4801 N Byron Place, said Paddock had been constructing the Benson Gyrocopter craft for several weeks as a hobby. The spokesman said Tuesday's fatal flight was one of the first, if not the first, that Paddock had made in the ill-fated plane, The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 6:05 p.m. after the one-man craft had made a circle over the airport."

Note:

PublishDate: 10-11-1967 Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accident | Gyrocopter | State | 1967 | newspaper photographs
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.1082
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc193649
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image