• Creator
  • The Bakersfield Californian
  • Created Date
  • 1938
  • Description
  • The newspaper article describes the crash experienced by Potenciano Columna and Pete Guzman when the plane piloted by Columna came into contact with clouds and rough weather. According to the article, Columna "did not see the ground as he crashed, he said due to the clouds which rendered visibility impossible. "I could not see my wingtips," he declared, "It was impossible to see the ground at any time." The plane struck the summit of a hill an... more
    The newspaper article describes the crash experienced by Potenciano Columna and Pete Guzman when the plane piloted by Columna came into contact with clouds and rough weather. According to the article, Columna "did not see the ground as he crashed, he said due to the clouds which rendered visibility impossible. "I could not see my wingtips," he declared, "It was impossible to see the ground at any time." The plane struck the summit of a hill and traveled only a short distance before coming to rest. It did not overturn or collapse but settled on the surface after "wiping out" the landing gear. Knocked unconscious by the force of the crash, Columna was dragged from the ship by his passenger, Guzman, who received a badly wrenched ankle. Enshrouded by fog and mist, the two injured men made their way painfully down the hill and by another miraculous circumstance, managed to contact the only ranch house in the district, that of the Castro ranch, from where they were brought to... less
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