Died as a result of a Plane Crash, Searchlight, Nevada on 11/28/1972. 0505 local Time. C18S /Twin Beech N5552V, 3 Fatalities. 2.5 miles South of the Airport striking a Tower, Low level. Smuggling/Drugs. Post Crash Fire. Large Quantity 1500 lbs./ Marijuana+-. destined for Las Vegas. Pilot/ 36/ ATP Rated/ 5,600 hours of FLT Time. Richard resided in Tempe, Arizona/DOD. Federal /Clark County Authorities were/may have been waiting at the Searchlight Airport. Flight originated in San Luis, Mexico. NTSB Id: OAK73AP014 File:3-3943.
From John Wallace (12/8/2019)