Burt Eugene Skeel was a United States Army Air Service and civilian pilot.
He was born on May 5, 1894 in East Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank E. and Artemisia Edgerton Skeel.
Skeel had boasted that he intended to win the Pulitzer Trophy Race at Wilbur Wright Field in 1924. Instead, he was killed on October 4 when the wings of his Curtiss broke away from the fuselage when he was still at 2,000 feet (615 m), and he went into a dive at about 275 mph (440 km/h).
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