“Pilot misjudgment” is being cited as the cause of the light-plane accident last week in Cameron Park, according to Debbie Eckrote, air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Eckrote said the final report has not been prepared, but she said it appears the Cessna 150 that landed in a subdivision more than a mile west of (and parallel to) the airport was in good operating condition. She said the pilot, Michael Doyle of Dixon, was headed into the sun while attempting to land and became disoriented …
Dick Nielson, an investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration, said Doyle was unlicensed and could face a $1,000 fine, although he said no citation has been issued, pending the final report from the NTSB investigation. Nielson said Doyle is in his late 40s and had some flight training in the 1970s, possibly as much as 100 hours, although his flight log has not yet been examined.
Mysterous objects in the sky which have been widely identified as “flying saucers”, and which are said to have been seen in many locations throughout the nation, have also been reported over El Dorado County.
Maud Lawyer, of 189 Myrtle Avenue, Placerville, is quoted as saying she saw one fall in flames while setting off fireworks Friday.
Jay Hall, 21, of Oakland, is supposed to have seen one over Meeks Bay, Lake Tahoe and Don Baxter, of Santa Maria, says he saw some over Shingle Springs last Saturday afternoon.
It has been suggested that the phenomena are weed seeds, that reflected light of actual airplanes, and one party seemed to think they might be space ships from someplace else.
Optical illusions, some scientists say.
SACRAMENTO — The State Department of Agriculture today announced approval of a modification of the extent of damage allowable for limbrub for Bartlett pears which may be delivered for canning purposes as “Prorate Grade Canning Bartletts” during the 1947 season …
In editorial correspondence from Bartlett Springs, to the paper, the Yolo Democrat, among numerous personal notices, Ed Leake has the following:
“Mrs. G. J. Carpenter left for her home in Placerville this, Thursday morning. Her son, Hon. Prentiss Carpenter, and his wife, will remain so long as Mr. Carpenter’s condition shows any improvement. During the last two years he has visited many of the health resorts in California without obtaining any substantial relief. He seems to have been greatly benefited by his short sojourn at this place. Indeed his improvement was so marked that his mother concluded that it would be safe for her to return to Placerville. Mr. Carpenter has a reputation of being a very bright and able young lawyer.