Major General Oscar Westover, Army Air Corps Chief, killed in crash of A-17 airplane in Burbank, California
Burbank California USA Date:1938, September 21 Duration:25 sec Sound:Yes
Wreckage of A-17 aircraft that crashed and burned on sidewalk and yard of a house at 1007 Scott Road, Burbank California, while attempting to land at the nearby Lockheed company airfield, on September 21, 1938. Army soldiers in uniform, and Local residents stand around the wreckage. Killed in the crash were: Major General Oscar Westover, Chief of the Army Air Corps, and Crew Chief, Staff Sergeant Samuel Hymes. There were no other casualties, but damage from fire can be seen on two of the nearby houses. People pick through the wreckage. Closeup of the propeller and engine cowling dug into the earth. Large group of spectators standing clear of the wreckage as several officials comb through it. An elderly man and woman, sit in their yard with a small child.
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