Boston, MA. – October 6, 1915

Boston, Massachusetts – October 6, 1915


     As of the is posting, very little information is available about this accident.

     On October 6, 1915, Elmer Olsen, a parachute jumper from Boston, was scheduled to perform at a fair somewhere in Boston.  His act included ascending in a hot air balloon to a considerable height before jumping with seven parachutes, each to be used in succession until he reached the ground.  As he was discarding one chute in preparation of opening the next, something went wrong, and he fell to his death.


     Hartford Courant, (Conn.), “Parachute Jumper Killed”, October 7, 1915  

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