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Morristown, NJ Mail Plane Crashes, Sep 1920

MAIL AVIATORS DIE IN FLAMES OF WRECKED PLANE.

Morristown, N.J., Sept. 1. -- (AP) -- MAX MILLER, pilot, and GUSTAVE RIERSON, mechanician of Troy, Idaho were burned to death when a government all-metal mail airplane crashed into the street here early today. The plane was bound from New York to Cleveland, and was flying low with the engine backfiring badly just before the accident.
An explosion which threw mail bags hundreds of feet in all directions followed the fall of the machine. The aviators were pinned under the wreckage.
A great portion of the mail was destroyed.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1920-09-02



article | by Dr. Radut