Nantucket, MA. – June 30, 1964

Nantucket, Massachusetts – June 30, 1964

     On the afternoon of June 30, 1964, a Beech Bonanza, (N782B),  took off from Martha’s Vineyard bound for Nantucket, with two newlywed couples aboard.  The couples had become friendly while honeymooning on Nantucket, where they had rented cottages next to each other on Surfside Road.  Earlier in the day, the four had flown from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard, and were on the return trip when something went wrong with the aircraft. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at an unused Nantucket golf course known as “The Links”, but the aircraft suddenly nose-dived into the ground.  All aboard were killed.

     One couple was from Warwick, Rhode Island.  The other couple was from Boston.

     Source: The Providence Journal, “Warwick Man, Bride Die In Plane Crash”, July 1, 1964   

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