News: Medford (Flying Circus Death - 1923)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Crowe, Rhodes

----Source: The Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, WI) 09/09/1923

Janesville Man Killed In Plane At Medford, Wis.

Medford, Wis., Sept 7 - I. A. Crowe, Janesville, Wis., was instantly killed and C. R. Rhodes, St. Paul, Minn., was badly injured when the airplane in which they were giving an exhibition at the fair-grounds here late yesterday, crashed to the ground.

The plane failed to come out of a tail spin, due to a faulty controller after it has ascended to a height of 3,000 feet. Rain was falling and the weather was bad for flying conditions.

Rhodes was piloting the plane which was part of a flying circus sent here by a St. Paul newspaper. Crowe was here visiting with his wife and was a passenger in the plane. He is a painter at Janesville.

Mrs. Crowe was an eye witness to the accident which brought death to her husband.



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