Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Middlebury

Date & Time: Jul 2, 1930
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1648
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
314
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, while cruising at low height, the single engine airplane hit power cables and crashed in a field. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was injured.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Gresham

Date & Time: Nov 9, 1929
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1646
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
304
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot lost control of the aircraft that crashed in an open field in Gresham, Oregon. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, the pilot was slightly injured.
Probable cause:
Accident was caused by icing.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Illinois

Date & Time: Mar 22, 1929
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC796
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
655
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, pilot encountered poor weather conditions and the visibility was low due to heavy snowfalls. He lost his orientation and eventually decided to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. While the aircraft crashed in a field and was destroyed, the pilot was unhurt.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Huron: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC790
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
653
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route, pilot lost his orientation due to a snowstorm. He decided to make an emergency landing but aircraft hit the ground and crashed. The pilot was killed.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Thompsonville

Date & Time: Dec 17, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While on a mail flight, pilot encountered poor weather conditions and lost his orientation. Eventually, fuel exhausted and he decided to bail out. The aircraft crashed in a field and was destroyed while the pilot was unhurt.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Bristolville: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC792
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
650
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While performing a mail flight, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing due to the deterioration of the weather conditions (heavy snow falls). On landing, aircraft hit the ground and crashed. Pilot was killed.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Brookville

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1002
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
621
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, pilot encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility due to heavy snow falls. He decided to reduce his altitude and to make an emergency landing. Aircraft crashed and was destroyed while the pilot was injured.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Polk: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1064
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
658
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot William Hopson was performing a mail flight within Pennsylvania. En route, weather conditions worsened and the visibility was poor due to heavy rain falls. While cruising at low altitude, aircraft hit a hill and was destroyed, killing the pilot.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Lebo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 22, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1059
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
628
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Sole aboard, the pilot was performing a mail flight. En route, he encountered poor weather conditions (heavy rain falls) and lost control of the aircraft that crashed in an open field. Pilot was killed.

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Corunna: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1927
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1062
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
PO641
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
During a night mail flight, pilot lost control of the aircraft in bad weather conditions. Aircraft crashed and pilot was killed.