Oxford, MA. – October 21, 1928

Oxford, Massachusetts – October 21, 1928

     On the evening of October 21, 1928, a 27-year-old pilot and his 24 year-old passenger, both from Webster, Massachusetts, were flying in an American eagle airplane in the area of the Oxford Airport.  At one point the aircraft dove towards the landing field before pulling up and rising to an altitude of 200 feet.  At that point the right wing suddenly crumpled and the plane crashed back to the field.  Both men aboard perished instantly.  At their funeral a group of airplanes reportedly flew overhead dropping flowers. 

     The Oxford Airport no longer exists. 


     Putnam Patriot, (Putnam, Ct.), “Flyers Killed At Oxford Airport”, October 25, 1929. 


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