Springfield, IL Airplane Crash, Feb 1925
TWO BROTHERS DIE AS PLANE FALLS
Springfield, Ill.---(AP)---Two brothers were killed Sunday in view of three close friends as their airplane crashed from an altitude of 60 feet.
The dead: Kenneth A. and Philip Solomon, 24 and 20 years old, respectively, of Auburn, Ill., near here.
Witnesses told authorities the youths waved to them as they flew overhead at low altitude. Kenneth Solomon, they said, was piloting and tried to make a vertical turn. His plane had insufficient speed for the maneuver, they said, and it nose dived to the ground.
Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL 25 Feb 1925