Princeton, WI Stunt Pilot Crash, Sep 1930
2 WOMEN DIE IN PLANE CRASH AT PRINCETON.
PILOT OF STUNT PLANE ESCAPES WITH MINOR INJURIES.
Princeton, Wis. - Two persons were killed Tuesday afternoon when a stunting plane crashed at the municipal airport here. Both were residents of Princeton.
The dead are:
MISS LILLIAN KELM, 19.
MRS. ARNOLD SCHWANEK, 25.
MISS KELM died almost immediately and MRS. SCHWANEK died from injuries this morning at 6:30. The pilot, RAYMOND THISE, suffered minor injuries.
THISE, of Tulsa, Okla., was enroute from St. Paul to Chicago and had stopped here to visit some relatives. He had taken up Edward Clewine and several acquaintances and stunted over the city. MISS KELM and MRS. SCHWANEK were to be his last passengers, before he left for Chicago.
Apparently intending to swoop down on the field, touch his landing gear and take off again. THISE miscalculated his altitude, ripped off a wing and the landing gear, the plane turning end over end for about 600 feet. The motor was thrown 100 feet from the wreckage.
Dist. Atty. R. W. Peterson said he would conduct an inquiry today and should the pilot be found guilty of negligence by a coroner's jury, charges of manslaughter may be filed against him.
MISS KELM is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kelm, and three brothers, Herbert, Eugene and Arnold, all of Princeton.
MRS. SCHWANEK is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Wuerch, and three brothers.
Capital Times Madison Wisconsin 1930-09-17