1931: Two Slightly Injured in Plane Crack-Up

Springfield Pilot Makes Forced Landing in Ct. as Motor Fails.

[Special Dispatch to The Herald]

Middletown, Ct., Nov. 22–Edward H. Spooner, pilot for the Axtman Spooner Flying Service, of Springfield, Mass., made a forced landing here today when the motor of his plane stopped at 200 feet. Spooner and four passengers escaped serious injuries when the plane turned over after the wheels struck soft earth. The lower wing and propeller were broken.

John Karatkewicz and his daughter, Dolores, received slight cuts and bruises and were treated at the Middlesex Hospital. The other two passengers were Stanley Kolinowski and Theodore Lozinski, neither of whom were hurt.

Spooner came from Springfield yesterday for a week-end of passenger carrying here.

From the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), Monday, November 23, 1931.
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