Cheektowaga, NY airplane crash, Aug 1930


Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 29. - (A. P.) - A pilot and two girl passengers are dead as the result of an airplane crash late yesterday in the town of Cheektowaga, a short distance east of this city.

Rose Zajac, 20, and Pearl Jabczynska, 18, both of Buffalo, and Arthur J. Devlin, 33, of Kenmore, pilot, died today of injuries.

It was the first ride the two girls had ever taken in an airplane and they had been looking forward to it since Wednesday, when they met Devlin, a member of the 106th Infantry Flying club, at a privately owned flying field here.

The plane circled several times at a height of about 1,000 feet, started to bank and went into a spin from a height of about 500 feet. Devlin brought it partially out of the spin and it landed heavily on one wing.

A medical examiner said Miss Jabxzynska told him that on the way to the airport the girls had stopped with Devlin and had three of [sic] four glasses of beer.

The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN 29 Aug 1930