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[2012.201.B0051.0045]

Description: Aerial shot of investigators searching the remains of an airplane crash in a field over a large distance. Debris field is spread over a wide area with the actual airplane circled and crash field outlined. Crash site is located near Shattuck, Oklahoma. Photograph taken by an Oklahoma Publishing Company staff member. Caption: "FIERY AIR CRASH near Shattuck on Monday killed four Kansans."
Date: July 4, 1960
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0066]

Description: View of the wing section of a F-81 jet lying in a pasture near the crash site. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Wing section of jet in pasture near crash site of F-81 crash."
Date: July 14, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0078]

Description: Seven adults examine a plane wreck among the trees. Several firefighters are wearing their hats and carrying equipment. Three were injured in the crash near the Expressway Airport. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Three persons were injured when this plane crashed Monday near Expressway Airport."
Date: July 26, 1982
Creator: Wilson, George R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0079]

Description: An officer inspects a plane crash near NW 150 and Council Road. The plane is mostly intact but is upside down. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Officer examines plane wreckage near NW 150 and Council Road."
Date: July 26, 1982
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0094]

Description: Officials stand in the smoky ruins skeleton of a F-105D jet fighter. The plane's skeleton sits in a snowy field shortly after takeoff from Tinker Air Force Base. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Officials check the scorched skeleton of a F-105D jet fighter that exploded into flames and crashed shortly after take-off from Tinker Air Force Base Thursday night. The pilot, Capt. David Bartell, an Air Force Reserve member from Enid, ejected from the burning jet only seconds before it plowed into the ground. He received only minor injuries."
Date: July 13, 1978
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0095]

Description: Close up of the charred and smoking remains of a F-150D fighter jet. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Charred wreckage of F-150D jet fighter lies scattered south of Tinker Air Force Base."
Date: July 13, 1978
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0112]

Description: Man examing wreckage of a small homemade plane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "EXAMINING THE WRECKAGE of a small home-built plane that crashed at SE 89 and Air Depot Saturday morning is one of the aircraft's builders, who declined to identify himself. The pilot, Dennis Hyatt, Midwest City, suffered chin and leg lacerations and was admitted to Midwest City Memorial Hospital."
Date: July 9, 1977
Creator: Engh, Eric
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0161]

Description: Plane upside down in a creek. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Light aircraft rests on its back in a creek Thursday after it crashed in Oklahoma City. (CITY PILOT SURVIVES CRASH OF PLANE INTO--- A 37-year-old Oklahoma City man was injured Thursday when an aircraft he was taking on a test flight crashed in a creek just east of Expressway Air park in Oklahoma City. The pilot was identified as Estel W. Husted, 6405 Connaught Court. He was listed in fair condition at Mercy Hospital, suffering from hand and knee injuries, facial cuts and a possible fractured jaw. Husted, operator of an aircraft maintenance firm at the airport at 3101 NE 63, was taking the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza on a test flight after completing repairs on the aircraft, Buck Fillinger, airport manger, said. Fillinger witnessed the crash and was the first person to arrive at the scene The aircraft landed up-side down in the creek. One wing was sheared off at the fuselage. Husted had managed to open an escape hatch and partially crawl out of the plane by the time Fillinger arrived. Fillinger said Husted, who appeared to be in shock, managed to talk to him and tell him he didn't think he had any internal injuries. Husted took off on the test flight shortly before 2 p.m. The aircraft reached an altitude of about 300 feet and made a sharp left turn, Fillinger said. "That's when I knew he was in trouble," Fillinger said. "I heard the engine sputter." Husted turned back north toward the airport, he said. He managed to circle in an effort to land in a southeasterly direction near the airport runways when the crash occurred, Fillinger said. "I'm not sure exactly where he was attempting to land, …
Date: July 12, 1973
Creator: Carter, J. Pat
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0167]

Description: Flipped plane wreck in a water filled ditch. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Shattered Cessna 175 dropped into water filled ditch near airport."
Date: July 21, 1969
Creator: Fisher, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0183]

Description: Plane crash near some trees and a creek. The plane is mostly intact with little damage. Photo taken in the daytime. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "VACATION ENDED for members of the Ray Lynch family, 2115 NW 20, when their plane overshot the runway at Expressway Junction Airport, 3101 NE 63 and crashed in a creek bed Saturday noon. Mrs. Lynch received pulled pack muscles, but Lynch and their three children escaped injury. The family was returning from a vacation at Yellowstone National Park."
Date: July 20, 1963
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0197]

Description: Charred plane remains after a crash landing. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "LUCKY PILOT John McConnell Jr., 25 walked away unhurt from this wreckage Tuesday morning at Tulakes airport. McConnell, who lives at 5020 NW 16, is a student pilot. The plane belonged to his father, head of a construction company here. Firemen were unable to save anything but the tail assembly. McConnell said the craft smashed up between an access strip and the airport`s main runway as he was attempting to land after a local flight. Bethany firemen arrived 5 minutes after the crash."
Date: July 15, 1959
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0208]

Description: A crumpled and wrecked airplane lies upside down in the middle of a field with wheels in the air. Harry Hentschel was killed in the accident. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Harry Hentschel killed by airplane crash."
Date: July 5, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0212]

Description: Completely demolished plane next to telephone pole. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "DEATH PLANE--Above are the remains of the Arrow Sport plane in which Thurman Braniff, son of the Braniff Airways Co., president, and Merrill Donley, Wiley Post airport instructor, crashed to their deaths Monday afternoon when it fell near the airport. The picture, taken from the back of the plane, shows how completely it was demolished by the impact and the crash into a telephone pole."
Date: July 12, 1938
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0245]

Description: Outline of scorched earth left by the crash of a WWII plane. Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "SCORCHED DEBRIS ( inside broken line ) was all that was left of a plywood Mosquito World War II reconnaissance plane that was ditched near Camp Kickapoo, southwest of Oklahoma City Thursday."
Date: July 26, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0267]

Description: Several people working to pull an aircraft from Fort Gibson Reservoir at a boat ramp. Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Who Was That Man? Onlookers hoist the wreckage of a stunt plane onto a loading ramp at the Fort Gibson Reservoir after its pilot Lonnie Garner, was critically injured when the plane crashed into the reservoir Monday."
Date: July 29, 1980
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0280]

Description: Two young ladies looking over the wreckage of a small plane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Twisted remains of a single-engine airplane that crashed just north of Kingfisher Sunday morning killing both passengers attracts the curiosity of Donna Steen and Sandy Wheeler."
Date: July 23, 1979
Creator: Thompson, Michal
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0281]

Description: An Oklahoma Highway Patrolman overseeing the lifting of a wrecked airplane by several workmen. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A pilot making an aerial pipeline inspection for the Champlain Petroleum Co. was killed Monday afternoon in the crash of this single-engine plane in a field near Marshall, about 20 miles southeast of Enid. the Highway Patrol said the pilot, Bruce Freking, 28, employed by Aviation Inc. of Tulsa, apparently was flying too low and that his wing tipped the ground when he lowered it to make a turn at about 3 p.m."
Date: July 17, 1979
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0282]

Description: Workmen using heavy equipment to right a flipped airplane. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A pilot making an aerial pipeline inspection for the Champlin Petroleum Co. was killed Monday afternoon in the crash of this single-engine plane in a field near Marshall, about 20 miles southeast of Enid. the Highway Patrol said the pilot, Bruce Freking, 28, employed by Aviation Inc. of Tulsa, apparently was flying too low and that his wing tipped the ground when he lowered it to make a turn at about 3 p.m."
Date: July 17, 1979
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0286]

Description: Wreckage of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol plane strewn along a river. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Pieces of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol plane which crashed Monday lay strewn along the riverbed Tuesday near Hollis."
Date: July 5, 1978
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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