Point Loma, CA Racing Plane Crashes, Aug 1927
TWO MEN DIE IN PLANE, ENTRY IN HAWAIIAN FLIGHT.
TREMAINE MONOPLANE CRASHED ON POINT LOMA WHEN IT STRUCK EMBANKMENT AND BURNED.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 10 -- The low wing Tremaine monoplane which had position No. 13, in the Dole San Francisco-Honolulu flight, crashed near here today, causing the deaths of Lieutenants GEORGE COVELL and R. W. WAGGENER, U.S.N.
Reports from Point Loma, where the plane crashed, said that due to the difficulty in searching the tangled wreckage it could not be determined whether in held two bodies or three.
Lieutenant James Dyer, U.S.N. was believed to have taken off, from San Diego, with the two flight entrants as a passenger intending to watch the take-offs in the Dole race Friday. This was later denied.
The plane took off from the North Island naval air base at 7:18 a.m. and the crash occurred shortly afterward, when the ship struck an embankment in Point Loma and burst into flames.
Sandusky Star Journal Ohio 1927-08-10