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1912 - LONGSTAFF FATALLY INJURED IN CRASH.

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Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 28 - JOHN L. LONGSTAFF, a former English army officer, was mortally injured this evening while flying in a "Farman" biplane with his mechanic, PIERRE CHAVELLIER. When only seventy feet in the air, a wire became tangled and the machine instantly overturned and fell.

LONGSTAFF was caught in the debris. He has a fractured skull and internal injuries. CHAVELLIER, who was thrown clear of the wreck, escaped serious injury.

LONGSTAFF holds a pilot's license from the Royal Aero club of England and is well known on the continent. He had been flying as a scout with the insurgent army in Mexico until recently.

Update: LONGSTAFF died tonight in the Nassau Hospital.


Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 28, 1912

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