Barkhamsted, CT. – May 29, 1975

Barkhamsted, Connecticut – May 29, 1975

     At 3:30 p.m., on May 29, 1975, a single-engine Beechcraft B-17 took off from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, with four young men aboard.  Awhile later the aircraft began loosing altitude while over the area of Pine Meadow Mountain.  The plane then crashed on Barkhamsted Reservoir property in Barkhamsted.  All four men escaped with minor injuries, and after they exited the airplane it began to burn.  Firefighters were later called to fight a forest fire caused by the accident.   

     The four men, all between the ages of 17 and 21, hiked through the woods for about ninety minutes before they came to a home on Route 219, and called authorities.  


     Hartford Courant, “Harbor Plane crash Kills 2; 4 Unhurt In Other Mishap”, May 30, 1975.  (The article was reporting on two separate plane crashes.)

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