Lakeville, MA – December 22, 1973

Lakeville, Massachusetts – December 22, 1973


     On December 22, 1973, a Cessna amphibious aircraft took off from Plymouth Airport, in Plymouth, Mass. with three men and a boy aboard for a routine pleasure flight.  While landing on Long Pond in the town of Lakeville, the plane hit a wave and flipped over.  All aboard were able to get out safely and sit atop the pontoons while awaiting rescue.  The four people were rescued a short time later and treated for exposure. The aircraft floated near shore and was tied up to a dock until it could be recovered. 

     Source: Providence Journal, “Amphibious Plane Flips In Landing”, December 23, 1973, page A-27    

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