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Crashed airplane upside down in marshy area

Photograph of an unidentified man peering at an airplane lying upside down on marshy ground. Damage to the plane’s wing is visible on the left side of the image, and the number “NC 10672” is painted on the plane’s tail. Trees, hills, and what may be a river are visible in the background. Also see image Nos. 371N3110, 371N3111, 371N3112, and 371N6197.

Crashed airplane upside down in marshy area

Photograph of an unidentified man peering at an airplane lying upside down on marshy ground. Damage to the plane’s wing is visible on the left side of the image. The number “NC 10672” is painted on the plane’s tail. Also see image Nos. 371N3111, 371N3112, 371N3113, and 371N6197.

Crashed plane nose-down in river

Photograph of an unidentified man standing in a river next to a crashed plane that is nose-down in the water and has a damaged wing. On the side of the plane are the words “Columbia Gorge Air.” The text “6 —” is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Crowd at scene of plane crash

Photograph showing a crowd of people gathered around the wreckage of a crashed airplane with the fuselage and tail pointing into the air. On the plane’s tail is the number NC 4054. See related image Nos. 372A1296, 372A1297, and 372A1298.

Crowd at scene of plane crash

Photograph showing a crowd of people gathered around the wreckage of a crashed airplane with the fuselage and tail pointing into the air. On the plane’s tail is the number NC 4054. See related image Nos. 372A1295, 372A1296, and 372A1297.

Damaged airplane in water near rocky bank

Photograph of a damaged small plane lying near the rocky bank of a body of water. An unidentified man is standing at the water’s edge in front of the plane. A boat is in the water near the plane. In the background is an unidentified person in a rowboat. The number “NC2722” is visible on the plane’s wing and tail.

Damaged airplane on rocky bank

Photograph of a damaged small plane on the rocky bank near a body of water. Several unidentified people are gathered near the plane, and several more are watching from a boat in the water nearby. In the background is an unidentified person in a rowboat. The number “NC2722” is visible on the plane’s wing and tail.

Responders hoisting wrecked plane from Willamette River in Portland

Photograph showing people standing on a barge and a nearby boat as the wreckage of an airplane is hoisted from the Willamette River by its wings on Monday, May 30, 1932. The Oregon Journal published a story about the crash and a related photograph, image No. 374N0262, on the front page of its May 30, 1932 home edition. In the story, headlined “Woman Is Killed In Plane Dip,” the Journal reported that the plane’s engine exploded minutes after it departed from Swan Island airport in Portland en route to Seattle. The story reported that the pilot, Richard P. Gleason, attempted to glide the plane back to the airport, but it plunged into the river. Gleason was badly injured, and the flight’s single passenger, Mrs. Anna Smith, was killed. See additional related image Nos. 374N0260 and 374N0261.

Responders hoisting wrecked plane from Willamette River in Portland

Photograph showing rescuers aboard two boats hooking the wing of a wrecked airplane and pulling it from the Willamette River in Portland on Monday, May 30, 1932. At right is the harbor patrol boat F. W. Mulkey, which was dispatched to the scene. The Oregon Journal published a story about the crash and a related photograph, image No. 374N0262, on the front page of its May 30, 1932 home edition. In the story, headlined “Woman Is Killed In Plane Dip,” the Journal reported that the plane’s engine exploded minutes after it departed from Swan Island airport en route to Seattle. The story reported that the pilot, Richard P. Gleason, attempted to glide the plane back to the airport, but it plunged into the river. Gleason was badly injured, and the flight’s single passenger, Mrs. Anna Smith, was killed. See additional related image Nos. 374N0259 and 374N0260.

Responders hoisting wrecked plane from Willamette River in Portland

Photograph showing people standing on a barge and nearby boats as the wreckage of an airplane is hoisted from the Willamette River by its wings on Monday, May 30, 1932. On the wing in is the number “NC830M.” The Oregon Journal published a story about the crash and a related photograph, image No. 374N0262, on the front page of its May 30, 1932 home edition. In the story, headlined “Woman Is Killed In Plane Dip,” the Journal reported that the plane’s engine exploded minutes after it departed from Swan Island airport in Portland en route to Seattle. The story reported that the pilot, Richard P. Gleason, attempted to glide the plane back to the airport, but it plunged into the river. Gleason was badly injured, and the flight’s single passenger, Mrs. Anna Smith, was killed. See additional related image Nos. 374N0259 and 374N0261.

Responders hoisting wrecked plane from Willamette River, Portland

Photograph showing responders with a wrecked plane as its pulled from the Willamette River in Portland on Monday, May 30, 1932. In a front-page story about the crash published in that day’s home edition, the Oregon Journal reported that the plane’s engine exploded minutes after it departed from Swan Island airport on a route to Seattle. The story reported that the pilot, Richard P. Gleason, attempted to glide the plane back to the airport, but it plunged into the river. Gleason was badly injured, and the flight’s single passenger, Mrs. Anna Smith, was killed. A cropped version of this photograph was one of three that were published with the story. The photographs were published under the headline “Ill-Fated Mail Plane, Victim and Pilot.” This photograph had the following caption: “Picture at dock showing derrick hoisting wrecked United Air Lines plane from Willamette. Directly in center may be seen sack of mail being pulled from compartment. At this time the cabin was still submerged. It contained the body of Mrs. Anna Smith.” See related image Nos. 374N0259, 374N0260, and 374N0261.

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