Mason City, OH Plane Crash, May 1931


Point Pleasant, W. Va., May 11. (AP) -- While a crowd of a half hundred persons looked on, helpless, a man and a girl burned to death after their airplane crashed in a wheat field at Mason City, near here, yesterday.
The dead were HAROLD MORROW, 35, Youngstown, O., pilot, and MISS FRANCES MINER, 21, Hanover, O. The plane was forced down near Mason City Saturday night, and MORROW and MISS MINER stayed at a boarding house until yesterday afternoon. MORROW is said to have told residents of Mason City that they were en route from Dayton to Columbus, O., but lost their way.
The pilot made two trial flights over the wheat field yesterday afternoon before lading to take MISS MINER aboard. The plane, a monocoupe, was soaring at about 100 feet, when the crowd in the field saw it suddenly plunge to earth and burst into flames.
Relatives of MORROW and MISS MINER are en route to claim the bodies.

Kingsport Times Tennessee 1931-05-11