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Plane Crash Kills Four


November 4, 2021

Herald of Nov. 4, 1971

Two prominent Morrisons Cove businessmen and their wives were killed in a fiery crash of a light airplane near Boalsburg, Centre County on Oct. 31. The victims were pilot David Showalter, 58 and his wife Gladys, 60, of Martinsburg RD1, and Merrill Raugh, 57 and his wife Geraldine, 56, of Roaring Spring. The plane, a single-engine Piper Cherokee owned by Mr. Showalter, came down at 2:50 p.m. along Rt. 45 and burst into flames. The couples had left from the Blair County airport at Martinsburg to go to Johnstown for dinner early Sunday afternoon. It was not immediately...

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