CHICAGO AVIATOR INJURED.
January 15 1920, page 1
from Odds & Ends:
Recovered Damaged Plane
"Mechanicians Ferdinand Winzen and Earl Kline, of the local aviation field, were arrivals home on Thursday evening of last week
after spending a number of days in the mountains of Medix Run, where they engaged in salvaging thumbnail airplane of pilot Robillard
who was forced to land in that wild Mountain region during the hunting season. Messers Winzen, Kline and James McCully started
last Monday for the scene, taking with any supply of five days provisions. Their first duty upon arriving west to hire a man and his son
and a team with which to get the plane to a point where it could be loaded on board a call are for shipment to Bellefonte. That this
operation was one of considerable effort can better be imagined then told when it is known that the plane had to belong to a distance
of 10 miles down a rough mountainous road. The point where pilot Robillard had been forced to land was in a wild bit of country, whose
only mark of any semblance to civilization was a hunter's camp. The camp, of course, was deserted at this season, but showed
evidence of being well taken care of. On the site is a barn which the man's state contains nearly 100 tons of hay. The stranded plane
was found to be little the worse for its fall and exposure to the weather, the only visible marks of damage being slight punctures of the
wings and a broken propeller. James McCully remained at Medix Run to superintend the safe shipment of the plane."