Glocester, R. I. – June 10, 1935

Glocester, Rhode Island – June 10, 1935

      On the evening of June 10, 1935, a man and woman took off from Riverhead, Long Island, in a small cabin monoplane bound for Norwood, Massachusetts.  While passing over Rhode Island the plane encountered thick fog and poor visibility.  The pilot opted to make an emergency landing in a hayfield on Putnam Pike, (aka Route 44), in the town of Glocester.   Upon touchdown the landing gear broke away when the plane struck a rock, but there were no injuries.          The plane was reportedly owned by E. W. Wiggins Airways, Inc.  

     Source: The Pawtucket Times, “Plane Couple Escape In Forced Landing”, June 11, 1935, pg. 16. 


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