Boston Airport – September 27, 1930
At 1:30 p.m., on September 27, 1930, Capt. Clarence J. A’Hearn was landing at Boston Airport when the landing gear collapsed as the plane touched down. The aircraft, a PT-1 trainer, (Ser. No. 27-145), slid to a stop and neither Capt. A’Hearn or his passenger, Pvt. John Talbert were injured.
Investigators determined the pilot did nothing wrong, and the accident was due to a defect in the metal of the struts.
Source: Army Air Service Aircraft Accident Report, dated September 27, 1930