Two U.S. Army Air Corps pilots die in a plane crash during a blind flying exercise over part of Chicago Municipal Airport
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1937, February 27 Duration:28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Newsreel titled "Plane crash kills 2 officers making blind flying test." On 27 February, 1937, Two Army Air Corps Reserve pilots are killed in the crash of a North American BT-9A, 36-118, "3", of the Air Detachment, 6th USAAC Area. (Reportedly, the accident occurred as 2d Lt. John P. Spake, in the front cockpit, was practicing instrument flying under a hood, while being monitored by 2d Lt. Clyde H. Wood, Jr in the rear cockpit.) The remains of the aircraft are seen at the edge of the Chicago Municipal Airport. Many spectators surround the crash site. A closeup of mangled wreckage encompassing the two cockpits. Two bodies are covered by tarpaulins near the broken left wing. Fire rescue officers carry one to a waiting ambulance.
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