[2012.201.B0051.0146]

Description:

Scorched remains of a plane near a field. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Dark area in center background shows scorching path of plane after it hit wheat field. Two Oklahoma City insurance officials and the wife and daughter of a colleague were killed shortly after midnight Wednesday in the flaming crash of a private plane in far northwest Oklahoma City. The dead: FRANK J. HAVELKA, 49, the pilot. G. JAMES HUSTON JR., 37. MRS. NEIL BRATT. CANDACE BRATT, 15, her daughter. Bratt, the sole survivor, is in critical condition in Baptist Hospital with multiple injuries. All With Firm - The five were en route home from the Dallas-Fort Worth area in a twin-engined Beechcraft owned by Mid-Continent Life Insurance Co. when the plane dived into a muddy field. All were affiliated with the firm."

Creator(s): Taylor, Robert
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: June 4, 1970
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 5
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 4, 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
June 4, 1970
Description:

Scorched remains of a plane near a field. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Dark area in center background shows scorching path of plane after it hit wheat field. Two Oklahoma City insurance officials and the wife and daughter of a colleague were killed shortly after midnight Wednesday in the flaming crash of a private plane in far northwest Oklahoma City. The dead: FRANK J. HAVELKA, 49, the pilot. G. JAMES HUSTON JR., 37. MRS. NEIL BRATT. CANDACE BRATT, 15, her daughter. Bratt, the sole survivor, is in critical condition in Baptist Hospital with multiple injuries. All With Firm - The five were en route home from the Dallas-Fort Worth area in a twin-engined Beechcraft owned by Mid-Continent Life Insurance Co. when the plane dived into a muddy field. All were affiliated with the firm."

Note:

PublishDate: 06-04-1970 Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): accidents | Airplanes | newspaper photographs
Source: The Oklahoma Times: June 4, 1970
Added Title: Dark Area In Center Background Shows Scorching Path Of Plane After It Hit Wheat Field
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0051.0146
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc197253
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image