Worcester, MA. – April 7, 1932

Worcester, Massachusetts – April 7, 1932

     On the morning of April 7, 1932, famous aviator Frank M. Hawks was taking off from the Worcester Airport when his plane crashed on takeoff seriously injuring him.  The crash was due to a “soft field” which prevented him from gaining the minimum 70-mile-per-hour take off speed.  The aircraft  went into some underbrush before crashing into a stone wall.  

      Hawks was transported unconscious to Worcester Hospital for treatment.  


     The Evening Star, (Washington, D. C. ), “Capt. Hawks Is Seriously Hurt As Plane Crashes In Take-off”, April 7, 1932 

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