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Northwest Airlines crash near Moorhead, Minn.
Northwest Airlines crash near Moorhead, Minn.
TitleNorthwest Airlines crash near Moorhead, Minn.
Date of Original1941-10-30
DescriptionNorthwest Airlines airplane wreckage with tail section visible suspended over a ravine. Several people visible in the scene. A section of the wing and a bent propeller is visible on the embankment.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Aircraft accidents
Airplane propellers
Organization NameNorthwest Airlines, inc.
LocationMoorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
United States
Item Number2007.0548-02
Negative Number2007.0548-02
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original9 x 15 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe Northwest Airlines westbound plane crashed on the grounds of the Moorhead Rod and Gun Club, one and a half miles north of Moorhead, Minn. at 2:00 a.m., October 30, 1941. Fourteen people died in the crash, they were; Emory A. King, of Fargo, president of the Dakota Tractor Company; Ned Wells, Fargo, sales manager of the Dakota Tractor Company; A. F. Simonson, of Grand Forks, N.D.; Helen Ford, of Fargo and Minneapolis; Clarke W. Farup, of Grafton, N.D.; Mrs. J. Packard, of Atlantic City, N.J.; Henry G. Klopp, of Spokane, Wash., president of the White Pine Sash Company; Lynn C. Carr, of Highland Park, Ill., W. A. Metzger, of New York City, sales manager for Royal Typewriter Company; A. H. Brown, of Billings, Mont., chairman of Montana State Republican Central Committee; Fred R. Lowell, of Springfield, Ohio, sales manager for the National Supply Company; R. W. Ramsey, of North Canton, Ohio; co-pilot, Alden Onsgard of Minneapolis; and flight attendant Bernice Blowers of Welcome, Minn. The only survivor was the pilot, Clarence Bates who was thrown from the wreckage. Cause of the accident was determined to be ice buildup on the wings.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Homes Photograph Collection 2007
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2007.0548-02)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDrs005220
Original SourceNegative
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