LIFE Magazine, March 10, 1941, page 27
[On August 31, 1940] Into a cornfield [near Lovettsville, VA] crashed a Pennsylvania-Central Airlines plane killing all 25 people aboard, including U.S. Senator Ernest Lundeen. The CAA gave this as the probably cause: As the plane few into a very heavy local thunderstorm, a bolt of lightning burst in its path. The pressure and sound waves resulting from the terrific discharge stunned both pilots, gave them a concussion. With no hands on its controls, the plane dived to the earth, hit at 300 m.p.h.