Alton, ME. – January 30, 1983

Alton, Maine – January 30, 1983

     On January 30, 1983, a Taylorcraft BC-12D, (N95176), with two men aboard took off from Alton bound for Ross Lake, Maine.  When the aircraft was reported overdue a search was instituted which lasted for six days.  The wreckage was finally discovered by a state game warden as he was taking off in another aircraft from Alton Field.  The missing airplane had evidently crashed just after take off and went down in a thickly wooded area only 400 yards off the end of the runway.  Rescue workers found the 46-year-old pilot to be deceased, but the 22-year-old passenger was still alive.   


     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Missing Plane Found 400 yards Off Runway”, February 5, 1983, page A-18

     Aviation Safety Network, Wikibase #39107

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