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Ted Wright -- last update 12/12/2004 (1957PlaneCrash.html)
Copyright 2004 -- Collinsville,
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January 1957 Archives of
"The Collinsville News"
Plane Crash Near Owasso
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the small plane crash earlier this week (Dec. 8, 2004, near 86th St. North and
Memorial, west of Owasso) where the pilot walked away with only minor injuries
I began trying to locate the story to go with the photos you see on this page.
I had scanned the original photos from the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville"
archives into my computer within the past 2 years but did not have a newspaper
date to go with them. I asked several "oldtimers" including my Uncle
Bill Wright if they knew when the older crash had occurred. Bill emailed back
that he had taken the photos and gave me a range of dates to check. I finally
located the story today from the Jan. 10, 1957 "The Collinsville News".
I don't know how close the two crash sites are that occurred almost 47 years
apart. There was a fatality in the 1957 crash on an Owasso hillside. Bill Wright
now lives in Tulsa but in 1957 was partners with my Dad at "The Collinsville
News". Bill was later editor of "The Skiatook News" for several
-- Ted Wright --www.cvilleok.com 12-12-2004
I also spoke this week
with Bill Thomas of Collinsville who told me he was an American Airlines employee
when the crash occurred and recalled the plane when it was moved to the hanger
for repair. I was only about 5 1/2 years old my self so don't recall the event
other than seeing the photos and news stories.
-- Ted Wright 12-12-2004
I may later add something
to this web site with archive info on the B-52 crash near Skiatook that also
occurred in the 1950s.
cutline from another photo in the 1957 Collinsville newspaper indicated the
plane crashed on a Sunday making it's final approach to Tulsa Municipal Airport
in the fog when it hit this Owasso (Oklahoma) hillside instead. Back at this
time "The Collinsville News" carried Owasso news items as Owasso was
much smaller and did not have it's own newspaper. -- Ted