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1935 - THREE LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH AT FLINT, MICHIGAN.


1935 - THREE LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH AT FLINT, MICHIGAN.

TRIMOTORED TRANSPORT HITS TENTS OF GROUND CREW; SIX INJURED.

Flint, Mich., May 18 (AP) - At least three persons, including THEODORE E. KNOWLES, pilot, were killed when a trimotored transport, carrying passengers at the dedication of a new air field here today, struck tents occupied by a Selfridge Field ground crew at the edge of the field and crashed. The plane did not catch on fire.

KNOWLES and an unidentified man passenger were dead when taken from the wreckage. An unidentified woman died at a hospital, and a man and child were said by hospital attendants to be dying.

Six injured were treated at the hospital.

They were MRS. MABLE HARDWICK, superintendent of the Whaley Children's Home, Flint; WHIT CELWOOD, an abstract attorney of Flint; MILDRED ANDERSON, 33; JOSEPH SITZER, 12, and JOHN SKOLKINK.

The plane was owned by a commercial firm of Detroit, and had been carrying passengers from the field here during the day.

The tents had been erected by a Selfridge field ground crew, which accompanied a flight of 21 army planes here for a maneuver in connection with dedication of the Bishop Airport, where the crash occurred.

None of the soldiers were injured, a check revealed.

 

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, Utah



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