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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164766
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Date:21-MAY-1965
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164
Owner/operator:Commercial Crop Duster Co
Registration: N596Y
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:20S South Bay, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Pilot, a Michael or Mitchell Larby crashed into the back of a moving pick-up truck containing three people. He killed a father of five children, Vern Randolph Clark. The two other passengers survived. The pilot was unhurt and went on to have another crash at the same property (Sugar Plant in South Bay) the following month (June 2nd 1965), when his crop duster plane ran out of gas and he crashed into a cane field. Fortunately this time he didn't kill anyone.

Sources:

Family research.
Palm Beach Post headlines from May 22nd, 1965.
Palm Beach Post archives: www2.palmbeachpost.com/archives 6/2/1965
www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief (NTSB identification: MIA65A0115)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2014 05:36 Jennifer Clark Added
19-Mar-2014 05:37 harro Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities]

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