Glens Falls, NY Biplane Wreck, Jul 1912


Spaulding Hurt When Biplane Is Wrecked at Glens Falls

Special to The New York Times.

GLENS FALLS, July 4.---Ira D. Spaulding, an aviator of Brattleboro, Vt., while giving an exhibition for the Clawson & Hamilton Aviation Company at League Park at Glens Falls this afternoon, was badly hurt when the wind carried his Curtiss biplane out of its course through the side of a barn just beyond the park. The machine was wrecked and Spaulding, who is 19 years old, was thrown head first into the barn, suffering injuries about his head and shoulders.

Spaulding was reluctant to make the flight on account of the strong wind, but consented to fly in response to repeated demands from the spectators. The accident occurred immediately after the machine left the ground. Spaulding says he has made his last flight.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1912