Jericho, VT. – March 21, 1979

Jericho, Vermont – March 21, 1979

     On the morning of March 21, 1979, three friends took off in a single-engine Grumman American AA-5, (N4501L), from a private air field in Underhill, Vermont.  Shortly after becoming airborne, the plane crashed in a field off Route 15 in the neighboring town of Jericho.  The plane caught fire after crashing, but the three men were able to escape, and were taken to a hospital in Burlington for treatment. 

     Ironically, the three had invited a forth man to accompany them on the flight, but he declined.  The forth man happened to be the fire chief of Jericho, and he responded to the report of the plane crash. 


    Providence Evening Bulletin, “He Stayed Home; Now He’s Glad”, March 22, 1979, page A-4

     Aviation Safety Network, Wikibase #123382

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲