Burlington, VT. – August 4, 1931

Burlington, Vermont – August 4, 1932

     On August 4, 1931, a private airplane with two men aboard took off from Burlington Airport bound for Armond, New York.  The men had been to an air meet at the Mississquoi Airport north of Burlington, and had spent the night in Burlington due to poor weather conditions. 

     As the plane took off, witnesses reported watching it climb to about 300 feet as it made a wide circle around the field, then go into a sudden dive, during which the left wing fell away.  The plane crashed nose first in a swampy field ten feet from a highway.  Both men were killed instantly. 

     The aircraft was described as “a reconstructed craft.”    


     Times Union, (Albany N.Y.), “Burlington Plane Crash Kills Two”, August 4, 1931.

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