The American Air Lines plane which crashed near here Friday evening, killing nine passengers and its crew of three, was in a collision with an army bomber, the Air Lines officials announced yesterday.
The dead included RALPH RAINGER, author of such outstanding polular songs as "June in January," "Moanin' Low," and "Love In Bloom."
B. R. VEST, JR., an executive of the Allison Engine company of Indianapolis and M. C. HENDERSON state industrial commissioner for Arizona.
Plane En Route To New York.
The big Douglas plane, eastbound from Los Angeles to New York, was coming in for a routine landing at the airport here. It was seen to go into a flat spin at approximentely 2,000 feet and whirl down over the north ridge of the San Jacinto mountains.