The Kokomo Tribune
Shelbyville, Ind., June 23
June 24, 1935
HOOSIER FLIER KILLED IN
A few minutes after buying an airplane today from Seymour Aviation club,
Howard Howell, 23, of Shelbyville, was killed when the ship went into a
dive and crashed on the Elmer Amos farm, 11 miles southeast of here.
ship caught fire, witnesses said, immediately after hitting the ground.
Robert Curry, of the Seymour Aviation club, reported the plane was in
good condition when Howell took off from the airport there, but failed
to gain altitude rapidly and struck the topmost branches of a tree at
the outskirts of the field. Howell righted the plane; however Curry
said, and continued his f light.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
Obituary Elmer Howell, Shelby Democrat, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, September
10, 1914 (weekly paper)
Obituary for Emma Lee Howell, Shelby Democrat, Shelbyville, Indiana; Thursday, April 17, 1913
(from Saturday's daily)
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