AERONAUTICS: Newport Crash

On the New York-Newport Air Service (TIME, July 9) there occurred an unfortunate accident. After flying 20,000 miles on this route with perfect regularity, the Fleet Wing, one of the operating airplanes, dived sharply into the water on reaching the Newport terminal and was badly damaged. H. Gary Morgan, of New York, suffered complicated fractures of the left leg, which necessitated amputation above the knee. Mr. Morgan failed to rally from the operation and died four days later at a hospital in Newport. Two other passengers escaped uninjured.


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