San Diego, CA Glider Crash, Feb 1930

Ruth Alexander Hurt When Glider Crashes

San Diego, Cal., Feb. 23.--(AP)--Ruth Alexander, holder of the woman's altitude record for airplanes, was injured here today in a glider crash. She had taken off in a primary glider in an effort to qualify for a first-class glider pilot license.

Miss Alexander was caught in a down draught of wind. In banking to overcome it, one of the wings caught a bush and crashed. She was shaken up, her nose skinned and she fainted after landing. She was reported as not seriously injured.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 24 Feb 1930