Cumberland, R. I. – January 23, 1948

Cumberland, Rhode Island – January 23, 1948 

     On the morning of January 23, 1948, a 21-year-old pilot from Boston took off from the Norwood, Massachusetts, Airport in a Piper Cub airplane for a practice flight.  Once airborne, thick fog rolled in so the pilot began heading south towards Rhode Island to get clear of the fog.  While over the town of Cumberland he ran out of gas and was obligated to make an emergency landing.  The plane came down in Angell Field about 200 yards from Marshall Avenue. 

     The plane was not damaged, and the pilot was not hurt. 


     The Pawtucket Times, “Hub Pilot Unhurt In Forced Landing”, January 23, 1948, pg. 3.    

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