Rutherford Page

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Rutherford Page (April 1885 - January 22, 1912) was an early American aviator who died in an airplane crash.

Biography[edit]

He was born in April 1885. He graduated from Yale University in 1910. He crashed from a height of 75 feet at Dominguez Field in Los Angeles, California on January 22, 1912 at 4:00 in his Curtiss biplane and was dead when extricated from the wreckage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviator Page killed in Los Angeles crash. Thousands of Spectators See Young New Yorker Plunge from Height of 75 Feet". New York Times. January 23, 1912. Retrieved 2011-11-15. Rutherford Page of New York City fell from a height of seventy-five feet in a Curtiss biplane and was dead when helpers extricated him from the wreckage at Dominguez Field here shortly after 4:04 pm.