Middletown, R.I. – October 13, 1974

Middletown, Rhode Island – October 13, 1974

     On the afternoon of October 13, 1974, a small aircraft with two persons aboard left T. F. Green Airport in Warwick bound for Middletown.  During their flight a pilot in another aircraft reported that they had what appeared to be a problem with the landing gear of their airplane.  Authorities were notified, and preparations were made for an emergency landing at Newport Airport, located in Middletown.  As the plane approached the runway fire engines and rescue vehicles were standing by.   The landing gear collapsed as soon as the plane touched down, and the aircraft nosed over and skidded to a stop.  There was no fire.  Fortunately none of the occupants were injured.

     Source: (Providence) Evening Bulletin, “Two Escape Injury In Plane Mishap”, October 15, 1974, page B-1

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