AERONAUTICS: Flights, Fliers: Dec. 31, 1928

Leo J. McGinn was carrying the air mail from Cleveland to Chicago. He ran into a snowstorm and a 50 m. p. h. gale near Huron, Ohio, lost control of his plane. It fell on an apple tree, caromed into a barn owned by an undertaker. Pilot McGinn was decapitated as he was thrown from the cockpit. The barn, the plane and the mail bags burned quickly in the cold, whistling night.

Later in the week, four men were burned to death when a mail and passenger plane crashed near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ruth McConnell, 20,...

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