Three Killed in Civil Air Patrol Plane Crash

Stewart "Skip" M. Alexander
Stewart "Skip" M. Alexander

By AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: We received an anonymous tip regarding this crash. Thank you for your contribution. This Civil Air Patrol plane crash in Indiana was attributed to pilot error.]

NEW YORK – Three people were killed and the professional golfer, Stewart “Skip” M. Alexander, was seriously injured when a Civil Air Patrol plane crashed at Evansville, Indiana last night.

Alexander, who finished fifth in the Kansas City open golf tournament yesterday, sustained a broken leg and severe burns on the hands, arms and face.

His promising career was interrupted by tragedy, as he was the lone survivor of a fiery plane crash. After undergoing 17 major operations for his severely burned hands, he returned to the golf course to help the United States win the 1951 Ryder Cup. Alexander is considered one of the finest golfers in Duke history.