North Smithfield, R. I. – January 26, 1930

North Smithfield, Rhode Island – January 26, 1930

     On January 26, 1930, two men took off from Montgomery Airport in North Smithfield for a test flight of a biplane after having had some difficulty with the engine.  While at an altitude of 1,200 feet the engine began to misfire and the aircraft began loosing altitude.  Realizing they couldn’t make it back to the airport, the pilot made an emergency crash-landing in an orchard on land belonging to Dr. George R. Smith.  Neither man was injured but the aircraft suffered damage to the landing gear, wings, and propeller.   


     The Woonsocket Call, “2 Fliers Escape Injury In Making Forced Landing”, January 27, 1930

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