Haddam, CT – April 16, 1940

Haddam, Connecticut – April 16, 1940 

     At 11:10 p.m. on April 16, 1940, a small chartered aircraft carrying a pilot and three passengers left Boston Airport and at some point afterward crashed on the farm of Mathew Negrelli in the Higganum section of Haddam, Connecticut.

     State police were notified of the crash and went to the farm to look for the plane, but had not found it as of 2:45 a.m. In the meantime, Charles Smith of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was found wandering on the farm and was taken to Middlesex Hospital for treatment. 

     The others aboard the aircraft included Harry E. Noyes, a Mr. Rideout, and the pilot, John R. Hartwell.     

Source: New York Times, “4 Fall In Plane In Connecticut”, April 16, 1940 

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