Manchester, CT. – August 24, 1946

Manchester, Connecticut – August 24, 1946

     On August 24, 1946, a 25-year-old pilot from East Hartford, Connecticut, was giving a plane ride to a 13-year-old youth from Manchester.  The pilot flew over the youth’s home and while doing so swooped in for a low pass.  In doing so, the landing gear clipped the tops of a row of trees causing the plane to crash into a lot and burst into flames.  Both the pilot and passenger perished in the accident. 

     The type of aircraft was not mentioned. 


     The Waterbury Democrat, (CT.), “Five Violent Deaths Listed”, August 26, 1946.  (The article related five deaths over one weekend in Connecticut.  Only two were aviation related.)

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