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Ambulance Airplano oes Down iI
Wind Storm and All Occupants are
Instantly iled, Five Army Men
and Two Civillans.
Washington, M4y 29.-$even men,
Ave of the army and two civilians,
were kili9d in the wreck of an army
CurtssdEagle \ amliulance airplane
near Indian Head, Md., forty miles
southeast of Washington yesterday ev
-ening in a terrific -wind and electrical
The dead are:
Lieutenant Colonel Archie Miller,
U. S. A., M. H1., 'Washington.
Maurice Conolly, of Duibuque, Iowa,
former inember of the House of Rep
A. 0. Batchelder, of Washington,
chairman of the board of the Aneri
can Automo-bile Association.
Lieut. Stanley M. Ames, of Wash
ington, pilot of the l)iane.
Lieut. Cleveland W. McDermot.t,
Langley Field, Va.
Lieut. John M. P'ennowill, Langley
Sergeant Mechanic Richard Blumen
Army air service oillcers said the
accident rxas the worst in the history
of aviation in the United States, either
military or civil, and that it was one
of the few in which all of the passen
gers in a failling l)Iane had been killed
The shi) struck the ground nose
first and the force of impact was so
great the big 400-horsopower Liberty
motor in the front end of the craft was
torn from its chassis and thrown back
into the cock l)it on tol) of the pilot
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and the passengers. All of the bodies
were badly mutilated. -
The Curtis-Eagle was returning
from a trip to Langley dield, near Now
Port News, Virginia, anid 'had just
crossed the Potomac river when it
ran into the storm which had passed
over Washington an hour before. The
exact cause of the accident probably
never will be known, as those in the
machine were dead when witnesses
from -Morgantown, a village near In
dian Head, reached the scene.
An ofilcial investigation Rf the ac
cident twill !be ordered. At that Inves
tigation it is possI-ble anOiniquiry will
ibe made into the general design and
practical use by the army of such a
machine, the only one of Its type in
the army air service. Air service oellc
era said today that when the plane left
Langley field, it was aiwparently in
perfect running condition and -had
beenjfunctioning properly during sov
eral hours in the morning and after
Craptain d Lavergne, air attache of
the French embassy, who made the
trip in the Eagle from Washington,
said tonight that in his opinion the
iEagle was unbalanced.
"The machine was badly .balanced,"
Cptain do Lavergne said. "It had a
small motor, of only '100 horsepower.
The wei-ght was too much; the pilot
could not control it. I declined to re
turn in it and came back by boat."
Representative Campbell of Kansas
chairman of the .1louse rules commit
tee, and Walsh of Massachusetts, 'who
went to Langley field in the Eagle, al
so returned to 'Washington by boat.
Mr. Campbell said tonight the element
of safety had not entered into their
decision not to return in the Eagle;
that both of them were seasick and the
air in the closed .plano was bad.
"if the ship had been open we would
have returned in it," sa4id Mr. Camp
ball. "I suggested to Walsh that we
return by boat. -lie was seasick and I
didn't feel very steady. We had been
more than two hours at sea in a Mar
tin bomber observing bombing experi
"On the way down to Langley field
the air was rough and very bumpy. We
had a wonderfully good pillot. -e
would run into an air bank like it
wvas a hillside and then the machine
would drop, sometimes more than 100
'BrIgadier General Mitchell, assistant
chief of the army air service, who ac
companied the plane in a smaller one,
and who had an exciting battle with
the storm during his return flight, said
Lieut. Ames, piloting the Eagle, swas
regarded as one of the best pilots in
the service and that his shlip was ap
parently in perfect condition.
"We felt no concern for his safety,"
said the general, "and when the Eagle
circled over the fild a couple of times
before straightening out on the north
erly course for WVashington, it was
running perfectly. We waived -gobd
bye from the field, expecting that the
big boat would .be in -Washington be
fore we wvere read'y to leave Langley."
The Eable left Langley field about
4i:30 p. m. yesterday. 'rho time of the
wreck 'Is placed at 6:20 p. mn., the hour
at which a iwatch carried by Mr. Con
nolly was found to have stopped.
Naval ofileers at Indian Head, who
saw the plane go down, declare that
Pilot Ames tried to bring his mchine
down before the ilull force df the
storm struck, 'but that ho was iprevent
ed from making a landing at the first
lttemp~t by a grove of trees. The air
ship crossed over the trees safely and
nappeared to put on power to reach
an loen fid a short dlistance away.
Apparently the motor either failed
to resp~ondi or the high iwind checked
the shil)'s flight for it was seen to turn
over and fall nose first. It then was
only a few hundrv"'eet in the air.
Ollcers at Indian ' d sent a detach
mont to the scene, out it was some
time before they arrived and word
of the accident did not reach Booling
field here until 11 o'clock last night.
Oflicers at the field had been await
ing the arr'ival of the IEagle, -but when
she failed to arrive early in the even
ig they assumed that she either had
landed somewher'e to escape the
storm or had turned back to Iggey
field. Mirs. Ames, wvife of the- apilot,
ras waiting for her husband at the
landing field -hero and when the re
port of the accident came, she started
for Morgantown In her automobile, ar
r'iving after midnight andl remaining
there through the night.
The bodies of the dead were taken
out of. the plane by the nava,i detach
mont and early today were started to
Washington on navy anotor trucks.
Meantime omelers in charge of the
army ambulance -had been sent f'rm
'vs city and the bodies were trans
red to them and carried to Walter
Reed Hospital here.. The ftailies of
the dead have been notified and their
wishes with regard to the funerals
will be carried out.
ilFnr the trip to Jangley field from
Whington, which began yesterday
morning, the plane ewes str1pped. of its
hospital equipment 'and seats protid
Od.1or t-he passengers who w.ere taken
to the Virginia aviation grounds to
witness a review of the army air fleet
which is to participate in the naval
bombing tests off the Virginla 'Capes
in June and July.
Suggesti'ons that the wrecking of
th9 plane .was cgused ;by a bolt of
lightning were scouted iby army air
service offlcials,' who declared that
there iwas no record of lightning hit
ting a plane. They said that even -had
a bolt struck the Curtiss-Eagle it
could have done little if any damage
as the lightning could not have affect
ed ,a grounding necessary to cause
The theory of soie officers is that
an unusually heavy blast of wina
struck the ship on one side and tn
balanced it, sending it into a nose dive
from which it could not recover be
cause of the short distance to the
In preparation for the official in
quiry Lieutenant Paul 0. Wilkins went
to the scenc of the accident today to
take photographs of the wreck and to
obtain from eye witnesses and others
and possible information that might be
of use in solving what is now a mys
Statements of naval officers at In
dian Head that the plane fell only a
short distance caused surprise to army
air service oficials, vlho exam!ned the
i:cersonal effects of the passengers
which r'were brought to Bolling field
today. A stick of shaving soal) and its
nickel plated container was found
mashed almost av flat as a knife blade.
A heavy black leather handbag was
ripped and torn while a straw hat
which one of the civilians had worn
was torn to shreds.
Lieutenant Colonel Mil er W.as a na
tive of Illinois and was appointed to
the army from Missouri. He served In
the S'panish-Americitn war, the Philip
pines, w'here he won the congressional
medal of honor, and in the World War.
lie was executive officer of the avia
tion division of the army when the
United States declared war on Geir
many and later was assigned to con
mand the Mitchell .ield, Long Island.
Ile xas 43 years old and is survived
by a widow and several children.
The action which won for him the
highest decoration within the gift of
the American government took place
on Tian Island, July 2, 1909. The Am
ericans were opjposing hostile Moros
and Colonel Miller, under heavy fire
with the assistance of an enlisted man,
placed a machine gun in advance of
its former position, about 20 yards
from enemy, in accomplishing which
he was obliged to splice a .piece of tim
ber to one ley of the machine gun's
Mr. Connolly awas the Washington
representative of the Curtiss Airplane
Company and was born at Dubuqiue,
Iowa, .14 years ago. lie served in the
air service during the war with the
rank of major. For a time he was ex
'utive officer irn command of Wiibur
Wright Aviation School, Fairfleld,
)hlo, and he flew for Liberty loans.
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L IANFORDl NEWS
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Lanford, May 29.-Mrs. J. S. liig
gins delightfully entertained the menm
bers of the ;Rural Impirovemenlt Asso
elation Tuesday afternoon wvith re
freshments -consisting of a salad
course, olives, sandwlches4, cake and
ice tea. They all pronouncedl her a
charming hostess. The program was
"Fducation," topics discussed by Mrs.
J1. M, Fleming, M\rs. J. 13. Williams
Miss 'Pearle Cha~pman paid us a fly
ing visit last Tuesday. She has accept
ed a school elsewhere, much to the
regret of her many friends and former
Mrs. Will Martin and Mrs. E. D).
Lonmas of Gray Court, visited Mrs.
10thel Lasford last Monday.
Mr. 'Layton and Mr. and Mrs. Ward
Lanford, of Woodruff, Mrs. C. B. Cox
and Lilly Mae Cox, were guests at.the
home of Mr and .Mrs. T. M. Burnett,
Miss Nora Cannon is visiting friends
and relatives in Rock 11111, and 'will
bring John M. 'Cannen, Jr., home with
her in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Boho, of Lau
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days ago. Mr's. Fowler is seine -het
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\lias Lottie Lee Langston, of Foun
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Mrs. C. L. Waldrep and children, and.
Mr. C. C. Cox spent Sunday in Gretn
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Mr. 3. T. Burgess and family, Mr.
Brooks Fowler end Mr. C. D. Cox at-,
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. Miss Mary Higgins returned hm
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Miss Aud ry 'Franks, of Spia rtanb~urmg,
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