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Crash of a Stearman C-3B in Mount Vernon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 29, 1929
Type of aircraft: Stearman C-3 (29971)">
Operator: Continental Air Lines (35413)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cleveland – Louisville
Location: Mount Vernon (23332)"> Ohio (15556)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a postal flight from Cleveland (Ohio) to Louisville, Kentucky. En route, he encountered foggy conditions and decided to reduce his altitude to maintain a visual contact with the ground. Aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. The pilot was killed.

Crash of a Travel Air 4000 in Columbus: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1929
Type of aircraft: Travel Air 4000 (30331)">
Operator: Continental Air Lines (35413)">
Registration:
NC5435
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
524
Location: Columbus (18835)"> Ohio (15556)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While performing a mail flight, pilot encountered poor weather conditions and the visibility was low due to fog. Aircraft hit a radio antenna, stalled and crashed in flames in a field, killing the pilot.

Crash of a Travel Air 4000 in Lebanon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 1928
Type of aircraft: Travel Air 4000 (30331)">
Operator: Continental Air Lines (35413)">
Registration:
NC5436
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
525
Location: Lebanon (22087)"> Ohio (15556)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot lost control of the aircraft while flying in heavy snow falls. Aircraft crashed in an open field and the pilot was killed.