Des Moines, IA Stunt Plane Crash At Fair, Aug 1930
STUNT PLANES FALL AT FAIR.
EIGHT PERSONS INJURED WHEN PLANES COLLIDE AT IOWA STATE FAIR.
Des Moines, Aug. 28 - Two persons were in a serious condition at local hospitals and six others are less seriously injured today as the result of a mid-air collision of two planes at the Iowa State Fair yesterday afternoon.
The accident occurred during a race between members of the stunting troupe, the three flying sons of guns, and caused one plane to crash, striking several persons as it fell.
VERNON DeVOTE, 24, of Millville, Ia., and HAROLD WALKER, 10, Norwalk, Ia. spectators suffered fractured skulls.
The mishap occurred during a race when Lieut. LEE ALLEN attempted to swoop to the left and below the ship of Lieut. YOUNGLOVE. The two planes caught, ALLEN'S tearing through the side of a tent. YOUNGLOVE righted his ship and landed.
Marysville Tribune Ohio 1930-08-29