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from Boston harbor to Boston
Light and back, the one wherein
Claude Grahame-White first won
The out-trip was made with
splendid success. Miss Scott went
up to amuse the spectators while
Miss Quimby was out of sight.
'A cheer went up when Miss
Quimby was seen returning.
Everything seemed to be going
Then the monoplane struck an
air pocket. It dropped with start
ling suddenness. Willard bounced
outx)f bis seat and fell, twistingly,
through the air. Miss Quimby.
follpwed a second later.
The sun was setting. The fall
ing" bodies' were outlined clearly
against the angry red -sky to the
thousands of spectators.
The water was only five feet
'deep where they struck. The mon
oplane landed above them, but
wajs not damaged. The bodies
werer recovered. They were badly
mtitilated. Both the woman and
the man had been killed instantly.
Miss Quimby was joking about
what would happen before the
flight. She said the monoplane
would float, and added:
"But I am a cat and don't like
They "were her last known
Miss Quimby was the first wo
man to win an aviator's license in
America. She broke numerous
American air records. Last March
she accomplished her most strik
ing feat, by becoming the first
woman to cross the English channel.
Miss Ouimby is the fourth wo-
man to lose her life in -the con
quest of the air. Mile. Deniz
Moore, killed in France, July,,
'1911, was the first; Mile. Susanne
Bernard, also in France, was the
second ; Miss Julia Clark of Chi
cago, whose aeroplane crashed in
to a tree at Springfield, 111., June
17 last, was the third.
' Blanche-Stuart Scott, who from
theair watched Miss Quimby and
Willard go to their ghastly
deaths, has recovered from the
shock and will not give up flying.
"Yesterday's accident was hor
rible," she said. "For a time it un
nerved me utterly. But my cour
age has been restored. I shall not
give up flying."
Miss Quimby's old mother ar
.rixed today to take charge of the
funeral arrangements. Willard
wilf be buried at Atlantic tomor
OUR PRECISE ARTIST.
"Just sweet sixteen."
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