East Greenwich, R. I. – June 7, 1928

East Greenwich, Rhode Island – June 7, 1928

     On June 7, 1928, pilot Evald Lundberg of East Greenwich was giving airplane rides from a field on the farm of Irvine Law.  After giving several flights without incident, he took off just before 8 pm with a single passenger for what was to be the last flight of the day.  As the airplane was moving across the rough field it seemed to be having trouble gaining speed.  It barely cleared a fence at the edge of the field, and after becoming airborne it hit an air pocket and struck the top of a tall tree.  It then continued on in a nose down angle into a wooded area near some railroad tracks.  There was no fire after the crash.  The aircraft suffered considerable damage and both pilot and passenger received non-life-threatening injuries.      


     The Rhode Island Pendulum, “Lundberg And Wilson In Bad Plane Crash”, June 14, 1928.

     The Pawtucket Times, “Passenger Injured But Pilot Escapes As Biplane Crashes”, June 8, 1928

     Mr. Lundberg later perished in another plane crash on Block Island in 1931.  http://newenglandav.s431.sureserver.com/block-island-r-i-august-27-1931/

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