[2012.201.B0051.0184]

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Military plane crash landing at Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Plane Flies Here for Crash Landing. A Tennessee Air National Guard C-97 transport crash landed at Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday. The six-man crew scrambled safely out of the plane after it stopped skidding along one of the feild`s secondary runways. Maj. John L. Wade, 38, Murfreesboro, Tenn., commanded the plane that landed on the runway, partially covered with foam by the Tinker crash-rescue crew. Shortly after taking off from Blytheville Air Force Base, Ark., around 10 a.m. the ... continued below

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Gumm, John August 9, 1961.

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  • Main Title: [2012.201.B0051.0184]
  • Added Title: Plane Flies Here For Crash Landing

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Military plane crash landing at Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Plane Flies Here for Crash Landing. A Tennessee Air National Guard C-97 transport crash landed at Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday. The six-man crew scrambled safely out of the plane after it stopped skidding along one of the feild`s secondary runways. Maj. John L. Wade, 38, Murfreesboro, Tenn., commanded the plane that landed on the runway, partially covered with foam by the Tinker crash-rescue crew. Shortly after taking off from Blytheville Air Force Base, Ark., around 10 a.m. the crew learned the the right landing gear was not operating properly. In landing at Tinker, Wade gently let the left gear hit ground first ... then the nose wheel. Smoke puffed out as the wheels touched down. Wade held the hanging right wheel off the ground as long as possible. Then he let it lightly touch the runway. For nearly 2,500 feet the plane, with all wheels on the ground, rolled down the runway in a normal manner as crash trucks and ambulances raced toward it. Suddenly, the right gear crumpled. The right wing fell down. A propeller blade was torn off when it struck the ground and thrown nearly 200 feet into the runway. Dragging the one wing, the 97-C swerved to the right before coming to a full halt. Crash crews began spraying the plane with foam as the plane stopped and the crew scrambled to safety. There was no fire. The crew took off from Nashville at about 7 a.m. and flew to Blytheville on a transition flight."

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PublishDate: 08-09-1961 Oklahoman

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  • The Oklahoman: August 9, 1961

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • August 9, 1961

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Dec. 20, 2013, 6:05 p.m.

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Gumm, John. [2012.201.B0051.0184], photograph, August 9, 1961; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc194865/: accessed September 21, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.