Mendon, MA. – August 14, 1931

Mendon, Massachusetts – August 14, 1931

     On August 14, 1931, two 23-year-old women arrived at the Mendon Airport to take a plane ride.  They were friends with the airport’s chief pilot who’d offered to take them on a sight seeing flight. 

     The aircraft they would be flying in was a new bi-plane. 

     The plane took off, but when it reached an altitude of about 750 feet it suddenly fell to the ground and crashed.  The pilot and two passengers were transported to Milford Hospital with serious injuries.  Within hours both women succumbed to their injuries. 


     The Evening Star, (Washington, D.C.), “Air Crash Kills Woman”, August 15, 1931. 

     The Waterbury Democrat, (Ct.), “Two Women Died When Plane Was Crashed Down”, August 15, 1931 

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