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Ralph Johnstone... 1st American pilot death....

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November 18, 1910

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, November 18, 1910

* Aviator Ralph Johnstone death
* Altitude record holder
* 1st American pilot airplane crash death

The back page has one column headings: "'SPIRAL GLIDE' BRINGS DEATH" "Johnstone, World's Champion Aviator, Instantly Killed" (see)

wikipedia notes: Ralph Greenley Johnstone (September 18, 1880 – November 17, 1910) was the first American pilot to die in an airplane crash.He and Archibald Hoxsey were known as the "heavenly twins" for their attempts to break altitude records.

Other news of the day. Complete in 16 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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