Laporte, OH Private Plane Crash, Apr 1928
BOYS ARE BURNED IN PLANE WRECK.
AMATEURS IN OLD, ARMY PLANE CRASH AT LA PORTE, NEAR ELYRIA, AND CANNOT BE RESCUED.
Elyria, April 29 -- Two youths were burned to death Sunday when their airplane crashed and burst into flames near Laporte.
They were JOSEPH MILLER, 23, of Laporte, and MYRON KELLY, 23, of Elyria.
MILLER owned the plane, according to officials, who said he acquired it two weeks ago.
The cause of the crash was not determined at once.
Motorists on a nearby road said the craft, flying at an altitude of about 200 feet, suddenly went into a tail-spin.
As the ship crushed, it burst into flames and MILLER and KELLY died before they could be extricated.
The bodies were badly charred.
The plane was said to have been an old army craft.
MILLER'S 17 year old brother saw the crash. KELLY'S parents were visiting in Youngstown at the time.
It was understood that MILLER did not have a pilot's license although friends said he was teaching KELLY how to fly.
MILLER had been using the Inez farm, near LaPorte, for a landing field.
Sandusky Star Journal Ohio 1928-04-30