Sad News

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Posted by LeRoy Johnson on August 12, 2002 at 13:51:15:

It is with sadness that I report that confirmation has been received by Kurt Wedburg, local mountaineer, of the death of Galen and Barbara Rowell.

"The Aero Commander they were in crashed this morning while on final approach to Bishop Airport. "One wing dipped down uncharacteristically. The plane crashed hard on the ground. All four passengers were killedinstantly. The wreckage is mostly small pieces. The plane was being flown by Tom Reed who started the Life Flight service here in Bishop andhas been a pilot for over 30 years. ...NTSB investigating ...mechanical failure..."
There is no report on the identity of the other passenger(s).


Jean (my wife) had been his babysitter in Berkeley. His mom was Jean's cello teacher. I can't write more. LeRoy

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