Portsmouth, N.H. – January 17, 1917

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – January 17, 1917

     On January 17, 1917, a navy airplane, (Serial number 75-A), was flying over the Piscatagua River in Portsmouth, presumably near the Portsmouth Navy Yard.  As the pilot was making a turn, “wind (got) under the tail rudder”, and the plane fell into the water.  It was reported that “…neither the aviator or the machine was injured.”   The type of aircraft, and the pilot’s identity, were not stated.

     Source: The Washington Herald, (Washington, D.C.), “Navy Aeroplane Drops But Aviator Escapes”, January 18, 1917 

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