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Fri, Aug 20, 2004

Victims Identified In Tulsa Mishap

Couple Was Minding Young Granddaughter During Parents' Vacation

Richard and Debbie Dunham loved to travel in their Cessna 210 and they wanted their 15-month old granddaughter, Abby, to love it as well. Instead, all three were lost when the aircraft went down shortly after departing Tulsa's Riverside-Jones Airport (OK) Tuesday.

Investigators say Richard radioed the tower at RVS shortly after taking off, saying he'd heard a loud "pop" and was losing oil pressure. The aircraft went down in a sparsely-populated neighborhood near the airport as Dunham was trying to get back to the runway.

"It was a big shock!" said Doug Phillips in an interview with KOTV Television. He lives next door to where Richard and Debbie Dunham shared a home for more than 20 years. Phillips said the Dunhams were active church members and were always busy with their three adult boys, their families and their grandchildren. "We saw them on Monday they were walking with their grandchild through the neighborhood taking her for a walk in the stroller."

FAA Preliminary Accident Report

IDENTIFICATION
 Regis#: 2452S    Make/Model: C210   Description: 210, T210, (Turbo)Centurion
 Date: 08/17/2004   Time: 2213

 Event Type: Accident  Highest Injury: Fatal   Mid Air: N  Missing: N
 Damage: Destroyed

LOCATION
 City: JENKS            State: OK  Country: US

DESCRIPTION
 ACFT REPORTED PROBLEMS ON TAKEOFF, TURNED TO LAND RUNWAY 1L AND CRASHED
 SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT, THREE PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED AND THE
 ACFT WAS DESTROYED, JENKS, OK

INJURY DATA   Total Fatal:  3
         # Crew:  1  Fat:  1   Ser:  0   Min:  0   Unk: 
         # Pass:  2   Fat:  2   Ser:  0   Min:  0   Unk: 
         # Grnd:       Fat:  0   Ser:  0   Min:  0   Unk: 

WEATHER: SPECI KRUS 172219Z 21008KT 10SM CLR 33/18 A3000              

OTHER DATA
 Activity: Unknown   Phase: Landing   Operation: General Aviation

 Departed: TULSA, OK          Dep Date: 08/17/2004  Dep. Time: 2212
 Destination: UNK           Flt Plan: NONE     Wx Briefing: U
 Last Radio Cont: SOUTH OF RWY 19R
 Last Clearance: CLRD TO LAND

 FAA FSDO: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (SW15)       Entry date: 08/18/2004

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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