Randolph Field, TX Plane Crash Kills Cadets, Feb 1934
TWO CADETS DIE OF CRASH HURTS.
RANDOLPH FIELD STUDENTS KILLED WHEN PLANE FALLS ON WAY HOME.
Two Randolph FIeld cadets were fatally injured Tuesday when the plane in which they were riding crashed about eight miles southwest of the field.
Cadet HAROLD L. WELLS, 24, Baldwin Park, Calif., died in the ambulance en route to the Station Hospital, Fort Sam Houston. His skull was fractured, his right leg broken and he was injured internally.
Cadet LAWRENCE S. WARNER, 24, Hollidaysburg, Pa., died in the Station Hospital several hours after the crash. He suffered a broken right leg, head and internal injuries.
Both cadets were students in the advanced stage of the Primary Flying School, and had finished their morning's training at Krueger Field under Capt. L. D. Waddington, their flight instructor. They had taken off for Randolph Field and were on their course and not far from another auxiliary field, Zeuhl Field, when the crash occurred.
The cause of the accident had not been determined Tuesday night. Several persons on nearby farms heard the crash. As planes are flying in the vicinity daily they had paid no attention to the ship until the mishap occurred. Word of the fatal crash was relayed through the telephone operator at Schertz by a German woman, who was unable to speak English.
The plane was completely demolished, but did not burn. Officers who flew to the scene said it apparently was in a spin when it struck the ground.
San Antonio Express Texas 1934-02-07