John (Jack) Joseph Hyman

Airplane accident - March 15, 1989
Last lived in Logansport
Wife:  Paulette
Son:  Matthew-1963
Daughters:  Stephanie-1964, Nicole-1970, Sherri-1973

Jack was co-pilot of a Mid Pacific Airlines cargo plane landing at Purdue Airport during high winds when it crashed just fifty yards from the runway. He and the pilot we killed on impact at 7:26 a.m. A small fire was confined to a wing of the twin engine plane. The flight had originated in Cleveland then stopped at Terre Haute before returning to West Lafayette. Jack had finally realized his life-long dream to be a commercial pilot and also had his instructor's license. He was raised in Logansport where he was born on April 18, 1940, then attended Ball State College and El Camino in California, where he met his wife Paulette. Besides his children, he also leaves grandchildren Brock and Andrew, his mother and a brother. Jack was a member of Wheatland Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery. (See below for crash photo from Logansport Press.


Thirteen months later, a similar plane from same airline experienced similar icing conditions while landing at same airport.  It was able to recover and diverted to another airport with longer runway where it landed safely.