Greenwich, CT. – February 1, 1957

Greenwich, Connecticut – February 1, 1957

     On the night of February 1, 1957, a 55-year-old man was piloting a Piper Cub airplane from Providence, Rhode Island, to Teeterboro, New Jersey.  While passing over Connecticut he encountered severe snowy weather and was forced to make an emergency landing on the Merritt Parkway near the Greenwich toll station.  The plane crash landed and a wing broke loose after striking a tree.  Despite the damage to the aircraft, the pilot was not hurt, nor were any motorists on the parkway.  Traffic, however, was tied up for hours.  


     Fall River Herald News, (Ma.), “Plane Blocks Busy Road”, February 2, 1957, pg. 9.

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