1966 President's Cup
Potomac River, Washington D.C., June 19, 1966
Hydroplane Crash Probed
Washington (AP)—A propeller blade was sheered off the hydroplane that carried race driver Ron Musson to his death Sunday, and an investigation is under way to determine whether it caused the wreck.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of two separate accidents in the President's Cup Regatta, run Sunday on the Potomac River here.
Musson, 37, died in one of them when his Miss Bardahl nosedived and disintegrated.
In the other, Rex Manchester. 39, of Seattle and Don Wilson, 34, of Palm Beach, Fla., died when their boats, Notre Dame and Miss Budweiser, collided.
Some question remains as to whether in Musson's accident the propeller blade was broken in the smashup, rather than being the cause of it.
(Reprinted from the Kelowna Daily Courier, June 21, 1966)
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