Sherman, TX Student Flyers Crash, May 1934
STUDENT FLYERS FALL TO DEATH NEAR SHERMAN AIRPORT.
Sherman, Tex., (AP) - MORTIMER RILEY, 21, of Hewlett, Long Island, died here Monday three hours after the plane in which he started a cross-country flight with W. M. CURRY, 22, of Wichita, Kans., crashed in a field near Sherman airport.
Sherman, Tex., (AP) - MORTIMER RILEY, 21, of Hewitt, Long Island, and W. M. CURRY, 22, of Wichita, Kans., students at the Dallas Aviation School, were injured seriously early Monday when their two-place plane crashed in a field near the Sherman Airport.
CURRY suffered a broken back, a leg fracture and crushed skull. He would have graduated Tuesday from the school as a licensed transport pilot.
RILEY'S head was crushed and a leg broken. He had 120 hours of flying to his credit.
The plane took off just before 6 a.m. from Love Field at Dallas for a cross-country trial flight, with CURRY in the rear cockpit and at the controls.
Paris News Texas 1934-05-21