Crash of a Travel Air 4000 in Lebanon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 25, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC5436
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
525
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While completing a mail flight, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions with heavy snow falls when the aircraft crashed in an open field. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Travel Air 4000B near Dunsmuir

Date & Time: Jan 22, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC12
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Portland – San Francisco
MSN:
1260
YOM:
1927
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot Arthur D. Starbuck was completing a mail flight from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco. While entering California, he encountered poor weather conditions with low visibility due to a snowstorm. He lost control of the aircraft that crashed in a canyon in Shasta Springs, near Dunsmuir. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Snowstorm.