Huntington, WV Planes Collide, Nov 1939
CRASH IN AIR.
PLANES COLLIDE IN MID-AIR, TWO OCCUPANTS KILLED.
Huntington, W. Va. - (U.P.) - The civil aeronautics authority today investigated the cause of a head-on airplane collision over the Huntington - Ironton - Chesapeake Airport here, in which two men were killed.
CLARK B. MATTHEWS, of Marietta, O., mechanic and instructor at the airport, and J.C. ROBROCK, Huntington, Ind., pilot of one plane, were killed.
The only survivor of the crash was DR. H. E. GUTHRIE of Huntington, pilot of the other plane. He landed his ship safely and was not hurt.
The accident occurred at about 400 feet while both pilots were trying to land at the lower end of the field. MATTHEWS and ROBROCK died before they were taken from the wreckage.
News-Journal Mansfield Ohio 1939-11-27