Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Toledo Birdman Crashes Plane At Coshocton Fairgrounds

June 1911--Toledo aviator Frank Miller escaped death after crashing his bi-plane at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.

According to the Daily Age, Miller flew the plane up to 60 feet when the plane suddenly began to drop. Miller clipped the roof of home and smashed into the ground. Hundreds of spectators audibly gasped before it was discovered that Miller walked away from the crash. Miller did sustain a deep cut to his hand which was bandaged on the scene. Miller said later that the engine had not worked properly on two prior flights.

I guess he needed to twist the rubber bands a few more times.


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