Madison, CT. – December 3, 1950

Madison, Connecticut – December 3, 1950

     On Saturday, December 2, 1950, three national guardsmen rented a plane and flew from Aberdeen, Maryland, to Wilkins Airport in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, to visit family for the night.  On Sunday, December 3, as the three were preparing to fly back to Maryland, they learned that they would be flying through bad weather conditions over Connecticut.  At that time one of the men opted not to fly, and made other arrangements.  The other two men decided to fly, and took off for Maryland.  While over the town of Madison, Connecticut, the plane became lost in heavy fog, and the pilot decided to make an emergency landing in an open lot.  The plane crash landed suffering heavy damage.  Both men were transported to Middlesex Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  The passenger was held overnight for observation; the pilot was treated and released. 


     The Pawtucket Times, “Plane Crashes, 2 GIs Hurt”, December 4, 1950, pg. 11.           

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