Roscommon, MI Famour Aviator Killed, Apr 1930
FAHY, FAMOUS FLIER, DIES OF HIS INJURIES.
Grayling, Mich., April 27 (AP) - HERBERT J. FAHY, noted aviator, died in a hospital here today of injuries suffered in an airplane accident near Roscommon, Mich., last Friday.
FAHY, who was 33 years old, did not regain consciousness after he was taken from an overturned airplane on the estate of Cliff Durant.
His wife, Mrs. Claire Fahy, also a noted pilot, was with him in the plane at the time of the accident but escaped injury because she was in a separate cabin. Mrs. Fahy is one of the ranking women pilots of the country.
FAHY was employed as test pilot and salesman for a Detroit airplane concern, and had gone to Roscommon to sell a plane to Durant.
Formerly an army flyer, FAHY set a solo endurance record of 36 hours, 56 minutes and 36 seconds in May, 1919. Last July he attempted to set a new record for a round trip transcontinental flight with one stop, but was forced down in Kansas on the east bound trip. He was injured in a crash at Burbank, Calif., last September.
Wilkes Barre Record Pennsylvania 1930-04-28