Bourne, MA – May 11, 1930

Bourne, Massachusetts – May 11, 1930 

     On May 11, 1930, Lewis D. Parker was flying an amphibian type aircraft at an altitude of 3,000 feet when he attempted a normal spin, but ended up in a reverse spin instead.  Remarkably, he was able to bail out of the plane at 1,500 feet and parachute to safety while the plane augured into the mud near the shore of Buttermilk Bay and was destroyed. 

 Source: Falmouth Enterprise, “Clears Plane In Reverse Spin”, May 15, 1930

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