Date: May 01, 1935
Time: 1045
Location: Near Walsenberg, Colorado
Operator: Varney Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Pueblo - El Paso
AC Type: Lockheed Vega
Registration: NC891E
cn / ln: 73
Aboard: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed at Rattlesnake Butte after the plane lost engine power. James Montijo, 40, the man who taught Amelia Earhart to fly, killed. The accidental collision with the ground while doing low flying in violation of the Air Commerce Regulations.

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