[2012.201.B0051.0151]

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Daytime photo of plane crash scene. Remnants of plane are covered with foam as firemen and a crowd look on. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "By Cecil Peaden -- Seven people died Thursday afternoon when their twin-engine plane apparently developed engine trouble and crashed in an open field west of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Six of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Plane wreckage in a field near Will Rogers Airport. The plane was engulfed with flames upon impact, and a seventh passenger's head was badly crushed. Identified at the ... continued below

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Mooney, Hank December 9, 1971.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 61 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Daytime photo of plane crash scene. Remnants of plane are covered with foam as firemen and a crowd look on. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "By Cecil Peaden -- Seven people died Thursday afternoon when their twin-engine plane apparently developed engine trouble and crashed in an open field west of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. Six of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Plane wreckage in a field near Will Rogers Airport. The plane was engulfed with flames upon impact, and a seventh passenger's head was badly crushed. Identified at the scene were William C. Baker, 48, president of the Monarch Tile Co. in San Angelo, Tex.; Jerry Dick Adair, 38, pilot for the firm, and Elmont Dykema, 43, of Bettendorf, Iowa. Bob Breen, Monarch personnel director, told an Oklahoman reporter by telephone the company's vice president, W. A. Darby, 51, also was along on the trip and was thought to be one of the victims. The plane, bound for Shreveport, La., belonged to the tile company, Breen said. The San Angleo Standard Times said Thursday night another spokesman at Monarch identified the three other passengers as George Appleby, a Mr. Twatchman and a Mr. Zanutto. Zanutto's name was found inked on a label inside a partially burned jacket discovered in the wreckage, and a shaving kit found in the wreckage bore the initials "G. K. A." Dykema reportedly was vice president of Wholesale Distributing Co., Moline, Ill., which was major customer of Monarch Tile Co., and the other three men were customers of Dykem's company."

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PublishDate: 12-10-1971 Oklahoman

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  • The Oklahoman: December 10, 1971

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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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  • December 9, 1971

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Mooney, Hank. [2012.201.B0051.0151], photograph, December 9, 1971; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc220472/: accessed December 12, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.