Danielson Airport – November 9, 1974

Danielson Airport, Connecticut – November 9, 1974

     On November 9, 1974, a 26-year-old man rented a single-engine Cessna 172 at the Danielson Airport in Danielson, Connecticut.  He was a student pilot, with less than fifty hours of flight time.   At about 11:00 a.m., as he was taking off, the aircraft crashed into a 30-foot tree located about 500 feet off the runway.  After hitting the tree the aircraft flipped over.  The Cessna was demolished, and the pilot was transported to Day Kimball Hospital in critical condition.      


     Hartford Courant, “Student Pilot Injured In Crash At Danielson”, November 10, 1974 

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