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Baton Rouge, LA Plane Crashes In Mississippi River, Apr 1928

PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.

Baton Rouge, La., April 12. (AP) -- Lieutenant KENNETH BOYD, Washington, D. C., and Corporal ERNEST F. KOCH, Van Metre, S. D., were killed yesterday when an airplane in which they were flying nose-dived 1,200 feet into the Mississippi River. The aviators jumped from the falling plane, witnesses said, but were too near the earth to make use of their parachutes. Engine trouble was believed to have caused the accident.

Lancaster Daily Eagle Ohio 1928-04-12



article | by Dr. Radut