Revere, MA. – October 14, 1921

Revere, Massachusetts – October 14, 1921

     At about noon time on October 14, 1921, two men were killed when their airplane crashed on Temple Street in Revere, not far from the Lynn town line.  No further details were given in the brief press release. 


     The Caledonian-Record, (St. Johnsbury, Vt.), “Two Killed When Plane Crashes To Earth”, October 14, 1921  

Revere, MA. – July 29, 1928

Revere, Massachusetts – July 29, 1928

     On the afternoon of July 29, 1928, an aircraft belonging to the Old Colony Airways Corporation crashed in the Lynn Marshes at Revere Massachusetts.  The pilot was transported to Malden Hospital with serious injuries.  The two passengers, two youths from New Hampshire, ages 17, and 22, were brought to Chelsea Hospital.  The 17-year-old was treated and released, the 23-year-old was admitted with serious injuries.    

     Source: The Nashua Telegraph, “New Hampshire Youths Injured In Plane Crash”, July 30, 1928, page 4. 

Revere, MA. – November 6, 1938

Revere, Massachusetts – November 6, 1938

     On November 6, 1938, an 18-year-old pilot from Malden, Massachusetts, was killed, and his 20-year-old passenger, also from Malden, was seriously injured, when their small cabin plane stalled at an altitude of 350 feet, and crashed to the ground at Mueller Airport in Revere.  The injured man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and placed on the danger list. with life threatening injuries. 

     The pilot had received his pilot’s license only two weeks earlier.   


     The Nashua Telegraph, “Authorities Probe Revere Plane Crash”, November 7, 1938, page 5. 

     Waterbury Democrat, “School Athlete Killed In Crash”, November 7, 1938, pg. 7.


Revere, MA – January 1, 1912

Revere, Massachusetts – January 1, 1912


Aviator Harry Atwood

     On January 1, 1912, well known early aviator, Harry N. Atwood, was attempting to fly his Burgess-Wright hydro-aeroplane from Point of Pines in Revere, Massachusetts, to Portland, Maine, when the aircraft developed engine trouble just after take-off.  The engine quit just after Atwood was over Lynn Bay, but Atwood managed to re-start it in short order.  Atwood had taken off into a strong wind in order to gain lift, but when his engine stopped the wind  turned the plane about.  When he got the engine started again the wind was now behind him, which hindered his attempts to gain altitude.  When the engine quit a second time he was forced down into the water. 

     The plane landed upright on its two pontoons, but somehow one of the pontoons developed a leak, possibly due to the hard landing, and the plane began to list to one side.  Atwood was wearing two sets of clothes to keep warm during his flight to Maine, one of which he managed to strip away in anticipation of going into the water.  He then climbed out onto the one good pontoon, but his weight forced it beneath the surface drenching him in the icy water.  He would likely have drowned had it not been for two men in a boat who saw his plight and raced to his rescue.   

     He was taken ashore to the home of Hiram Carter where he was treated for exposure and hypothermia.

     Source: New York Times, “Atwood Near Death By Fall In Water”, January 2, 1912  


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