Lake Sebasticook, ME. – August 9, 1967

Lake Sebasticook, Maine – August 9, 1967

     On August 9, 1967, a 50-year-old Topsham man took a Cessna 185 equipped with pontoons from its lakeside hangar and attempted to take it for a ‘joy ride” on Lake Sebasticook in Newport, Maine.  The man did not have a pilot license, and the plane did not belong to him.  As he was trying to take off, the plane capsized, but the pontoons prevented the aircraft from completely sinking to the bottom of the lake.  The man managed to escape, and was arrested a short time later when he swam to shore.  The plane was valued between thirty to forty thousand dollars.  

     Source: Bangor Daily News, “Stolen Plane Wrecked”, August 12, 1967

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