Maywood, IL Army Airplane Crash, Aug 1925
TWO AVIATORS KILLED; PARACHUTES FAIL OPEN
CHICAGO, Aug. 27.---(AP) Two army aviators were killed tonight at the air mail field in Maywood when their ship collided with another plane while attempting a landing. Both planes burst into flames following the collision and fell to the ground, the pilot of the second ship being seriously injured.
The two aviators who were killed, jumped in their parachutes but they failed to open.
The aviators who were killed, Lieutenant HEPTIG and Lieutenant 'HAPPY' SMITH, were returning from Camp Grant, where they participated in an aerial circus, a feature of governors day at the camp.
The Morning News Review, Florence, SC 28 Aug 1925