AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS: SANTA BARBARA ISLAND
AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS — SANTA BARBARA ISLAND:
- July 14, 1937 [REG]: “The bodies of two naval reserve fliers killed in a navy plane crash during gunnery exercises off Santa Barbara Island lay in a Long Beach mortuary today. Victims of the crash which occurred yesterday, were Edwin C. Higgins, aviation cadet of Spokane, Washington, and Julian Stogner, coxswain of Long Beach, California, formerly of Hamlet, N. C. Shortly after the plane was catapulted from the deck of the battleship Mississippi, it went into a nose dive and plunged fifteen hundred feet into the sea.”
- January 22, 1955: Piper Cub crash landed because of ignition failure. Three aboard were unhurt.