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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225623
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Registration: N....
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Michigan, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago Meigs Airport, Chicago, IL
Destination airport:Elkhart, Indiana
This small chartered plane with two business men and two women on board crashed into southern Lake Michigan after taking off from Chicago Meigs Airport at 1834 in foggy weather. destination Elkhart, Indiana. Search called off 15 March.

Victims were
-Kenneth Robbins, 42 (body recovered on 5/18/1957)
-Virginia Robbins, 40 (body recovered 6/7/1957)
-Everett Tourjee, 34 (body recovered 5/5/1957 but his body was not identified until late in May)
-Dorothy Emmert, 44

No record that Ms. Emmert's body was recovered has been found to date


1. Youngstown Vindicator 12 March 1957, p.1
2. The News-Sentinel 15 March 1957, p.1
3. Benton Harbor News-Palladium 29 May 1957
4. Chicago Tribune 8 June 1957
5. Port Huron (MI) Times Herald 20 May 1957
6. Chicago Tribune 13 March 1957
7. Portage (WI) Daily Register 15 March 1957

Revision history:

30-May-2019 13:11 TB Added
14-Mar-2020 07:01 kolibriforensics Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
03-Apr-2020 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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