mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9967 posts, RR: 14 Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
This article and photo came from my hometown newspaper, The Kendall County Record (IL) and I thought it might be interesting to see it. It was taken from the January 6th edition where they had several articles, going back to 1865. This one was from 1940.
70 years ago, December 1940
Details are coming in of an incident last month (early
November) south of Yorkville. A huge TWA plane made a
forced landing in the fields east of John Ament’s home.
The plane was forced down by motor failure. The 14 passengers,
stewardess and pilots suffered only from a time
delay because of the landing. Witnesses say the pilot, Captain
William Campbell, made a brilliant landing under the
difficulties existing and the plane was only slightly damaged
as it ran through two fences.
TWA buses summoned at the time conveyed the group
to Chicago, their destination from their start in Kansas
Mechanics worked on the plane Friday and Saturday and
on Sunday afternoon, the big ship took off from the field
for Chicago. Hundreds of people viewed the plane as it
rested in the field and found those connected with TWA to
be an affable group of young men
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