Montague, MA. – August 4, 1968

Montague, Massachusetts – August 4, 1968

     On August 4, 1968, a 17-year-old youth from Greenfield, Massachusetts, was at Turner’s Falls Airport to test his gyrocopter which he’d built himself from a manufactured kit.  (Turner’s Falls is an unincorporated village within the town of Montague.)    

     According to witnesses, the gyrocopter rose to a height of 300 feet before it went out of control and crashed.  The youth was transported to Farren Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


     Boston Globe, “Turner Falls Man Dies In Own Plane”, August 5, 1968 

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