Quincy, MA Air Crash, Jun 1915

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FATALLY HURT WHEN PLANE TUMBLES TO EARTH

Mechanician [sic] Dies From Injuries on the Way to a Hospital

Operator of Machine Is Saved by Falling on Others’

QUINCY, Mass., June 18. – In an aeroplane [sic] accident here today George A. Hresey of this city, a mechanician, [sic] was killed and William D. Ely of Providence, R. I., who was receiving instruction in flight from HARRY M. JONES, the operator of the machine, sustained injuries from which he died on the way to the hospital. Jones probably escaped serious injury by falling on the bodies of the others.

Fell One Hundred Feet
The machine, a biplane, had ascended from the Squantum aviation field to a height of 100 feet when it fell. Observers expressed the belief that one of the passengers interfered with Jones’ operation of the levers.

Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV 19 June 1915