Yakima, WA Famous Aviator Killed, June 1912

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PARMALEE DIES UNDER BIPLANE IN WASHINGTON.

SUCCESSFUL AERONAUT OF THE SEATTLE MEET MAKES A FAILURE OF FLIGHT AT NORTH YAKIMA.

BIPLANE TURNED TURTLE HIGH UP.

WHILE CIRCLING ABOUT THE FAIR GROUNDS AT GREAT HEIGHT, MACHINE WENT WRONG AND FELL.

North Yakima, June 1. -- PHIL PARMALEE, the popular aeronaut, who gave two successful exhibition flights in his biplane at the Seattle meet early this week, was killed here today, his machine turning turtle as it soared above the state fair grounds, and crushing the unfortunate birdman beneath the framework when it fell to earth.
The death of PARMALEE is the first accident of the kind witnessed in this city, the only other exhibition flight ever given on the fair grounds having terminated without mishap.

Seattle, June 1. -- CLIFFORD TURPIN, the aviator who crashed into the grandstand at the Meadows on Thursday, killing one of the spectators and injuring many others, and who probably will lose the sight in one of his eyes as a result of the collision, is deeply grieved over the death of PARMALEE, with whom he was touring the country, giving exhibition flights.

Fairbanks Daily Times Alaska 1912-06-02