A United Airlines plane crashed in flames near Mount Carmel today, killing all 43 people aboard. The plane was bound from San Diego to New York. Among the employees of United Airlines working in regards to the crash is John Cresci, Philadelphia, formerly of Mauch Chunk. He is a member of the United Airlines staff. He is presently working in Allentown as a member of the staff providing information to relatives of the victims. Among the victims was Beryl Wallace, leading lady in Earl Carroll, Hollywood, shows, and Jack Oakie's divorced wife.
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Friday, June 17, 2011