Parts of the jet’s wing assembly were found in a snow-covered cornfield on the J. M. Woff farm in Xenia, the Journal Herald reported.
The plane’s fuselage and tail landed in the school’s parking lot.
School principal Roger Sweet said it was a miracle no one was hurt. Only that one window was shattered. There was no other damage.
Most of the school’s students and staffers were offering prayers of thanks, according to a article by then Journal Herald Staff Writer Jessie Nicodemus.
“Anyone who doesn’t believe in God after today must be out of their minds,” then head basketball coach Norman Ashworth told Nicodemus.
Capt. Lyvere continued to fly, but tragedy struck.
He, his wife Joyce, 5-year-old daughter Dorothy, 6-year-old son Floyd, and mother-in-law Mrs. O.W. Anderson were killed in a plane crash June 10, 1966, according to accounts from several other newspapers.
The Dayton area family was headed to the Bahamas for a vacation when the plane apparently flew into some turbulence and crashed about 15 miles southwest of St. Augustine, Fla.
Do you remember the crash or stories about it?
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