Tragic Rickman Air Crash Caused by Fire, Faulty Part

From The Hanneman Archive The September 1960 Chicago plane crash that killed all six members of the Richard Rickman familywas caused by a faulty engine valve and an intense oil fire, according to a federal investigation report obtained through the National Archives. Richard E. Rickman, 34,was flying his wife and four children from Wisconsin Rapids to … More Tragic Rickman Air Crash Caused by Fire, Faulty Part

Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash

Tragedies are sadly a common part of each family’s history. One of the worst we’ve seen involved the Richard Rickman family of suburban Detroit. The entire family perished in a horrible plane crash, in full view of beachgoers in Chicago in 1960. Here are the details, originally published by The Hanneman Archive: As he prepared his six-seat Beechcraft C35 … More Entire Rickman Family Killed in 1960 Plane Crash