[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1082]

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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 ... continued below

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Argo, Jim October 10, 1967.

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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."

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PublishDate: 10-11-1967 Oklahoman

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • October 10, 1967

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Dec. 5, 2013, 4:13 p.m.

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Argo, Jim. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1082], photograph, October 10, 1967; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc193649/: accessed July 26, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.