YH-21
Goose Bay AB, Canada
9 Feb 1954

S/N 50-1241

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX.)
Wednesday, February 10, 1954, page 4

AF Helicopter Blast Kills 2

TROIS PISTOLES, Que., Feb. 10 (AP)

A two-engine U. S. Air Force helicopter, reported heavily laden with gasoline blew up yesterday on a flight from Quebec City toward Goose Bay, Labrador, and killed at least two men aboard. A third man was believed missing.

Burning debris was scattered in waist-deep snow over a farm five miles west of this St. Lawrence River town.

Witnesses said the know dead were the pilot, Lt. Everett Ellis, 31, of New York City, and the co-pilot, Capt. Edward P. Dickson, whose hometown was not ascertained.

Air Force officials and police combed the area for trace of a third man believed aboard the aircraft, a civilian identified only as William M. Blenkin. It was not learned how he came to be aboard the craft.

The crew was believed stationed at Goose Bay.

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