Seattle Glider Pilot Crashes – December 15, 1967

Seattle Glider Pilot Crashes

The Daily Review

Hayward, California
December 15, 1967
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (UPI) – A Seattle pilot crash-landed his glider on the east slope of Crater Lake Thursday while attempting to set a long distance soaring record from Rainier, Wash., to Mt. Shasta, Calif.

The pilot, Cecil M. Craig, apparently was not injured. He brought the craft down on a field of deep powder snow between the rim of the Lake and Scott Mountain.

Craig was spoiled by Rex Morehouse, a Klamath Falls pilot. A sleeping bag and rations were dropped in the area.

Rescue parties in three snow cats were expected to reach Craig today.