Crash investigation help!

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
So my cousin, the family genealogists, came up with some negatives in an old box of a flipped biplane in a field. None of our family is in the pictures, so I’m assuming said family member went out to the field by themself to take pictures of the crashed plane. My cousins guess to the age of the negatives puts it between 1910 and 1920.
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It would of been somewhere around Flanders, NJ. My family name from there is Erickson. (Swedish immigrants)
That’s all the info I have, thought it would be neat to try and find out the story behind the pictures. Want to help?
First question would be, what kind of airplane is that? Where crashes documented back then?
Could be fun.
 

Boris Badenov

Someone should definitely do *something*, Captain!
Well, I'm pretty sure it's NOT a Jenny. So points to me for being first with the obvious. What the hell were Scandos doing in Joisey? The little girl in the middle of the first picture's expression is hilarious. Happy to be of no help at all, as usual, but thanks for posting, very cool.
 

milleR

Well-Known Member
I love picture #2 ... classic male bystander pose that’s simply ageless. I can almost hear the “figure we can flip ‘er back over if somebody’s got a chain” comments that accompany the hands on hips stance of the new-found recovery experts
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
Well, I'm pretty sure it's NOT a Jenny. So points to me for being first with the obvious. What the hell were Scandos doing in Joisey? The little girl in the middle of the first picture's expression is hilarious. Happy to be of no help at all, as usual, but thanks for posting, very cool.
Hilarious? I was thinking more like ‘70’s horror film...

I love picture #2 ... classic male bystander pose that’s simply ageless. I can almost hear the “figure we can flip ‘er back over if somebody’s got a chain” comments that accompany the hands on hips stance of the new-found recovery experts
Yeah, that stance has been passed down to all men!
 

CFI A&P

Exploring the world one toilet at a time.

gotWXdagain

Highly Visible Member
Crash investigation in the early years:

“Ya dun dicked ‘er, ya old haberdasher. Better luck tomorrah.”
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
The wrecked airplane in the photos appears to have a nose bowl, not the style cowling that you'd see in the radiator airplanes, such as the Curtis Jenny. Both engines on the DH.4 were water cooled and had a radiator.
Did a little google-foo, you’re right, pretty confident we don’t have our bird. :(
 
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