Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mooney M20F, N9527M: From the archives - Lebanon, Oregon grocer, grandson killed in plane crash

Jerry Horn

From 50 years ago, July 5, 1968

Lebanon, Oregon Grocer, Grandson Killed in Airplane Crash

E. Gerald Horn, 62, prominent Lebanon grocer, was killed instantly Thursday about 5:45 p.m. when the Mooney aircraft he was flying crashed into a mountainside 14 miles above Green Peter Dam in the Tally Creek area. Also killed in the same crash was Mark Leon Nofziger, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Nofziger, Route 2, Lebanon.

Nofziger and another son, Gary, 16 escaped serious injury in the crash. Nofziger, who was thought to be suffering from a broken shoulder bone, walked out from the scene of the crash for help and came across two fishermen, Jim Bunting and Mel Andrews, both of Sweet Home. They drove him to a telephone near Foster to notify sheriff deputies of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://lebanon-express.com

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