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Morrisville, PA Crop Dusting Plane Crashes, July 1937


Morrisville, Pa., July 7. -- (AP) -- Two men lost their lives late Wednesday when the airplane in which they were dusting crops with insecticide struck a tree and plunged into the old Lehigh Canal.
An eyewitness told how, first on the scene, he held the head of the injured pilot above water, but could not pull the flyer out because he was pinned in the wreckage. When more men arrived to help, their weight proved too much for the plane and it sand deeper, carrying the injured man with it.
The victims were identified as:
RICHARD SHANKLIN, 28, of Chicago, a transport pilot.
STANLEY PENGALLY, 25, Trevorton, Pa.

Billings Gazette Montana 1937-07-08

article | by Dr. Radut