Kansas City, MO Famous Aviatrix Killed, Aug 1932

Mildred Kauffman

AVIATRIX SUFFERS BROKEN NECK IN PLANE CRASH.

Kansas City, Aug. 7 (AP) - MILDRED KAUFFMAN, 25-year-old Kansas City aviatrix, was injured probably fatally, and RUSSELL SHAW, her passenger, received a severe head injury when MISS KAUFFMAN'S plane locked wings with another at an altitude of 75 feet above Fairfax Airport here tonight. MISS KAUFFMAN
suffered a broken neck.
The other plane was piloted by DON MOSS. Both were flying at high speed
and crashed to the ground together. MOSS, uninjured, extricated his passenger, JACK LEFTWICH, 12 years old, who suffered only a small cut on the forehead.
MISS KAUFFMAN, a licensed transport pilot, established a world record for women in St. Louis on February 21, 1930, by looping 46 times. She has participated in many air races.

Wilkes-Barre Record Pennsylvania 1932-08-08