New Salem, MA. – August 28, 1977

New Salem, Massachusetts – August 28, 1977

     Shortly before noon on August 28, 1977, a Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman airplane, (Reg. No. N69795), took off from the municipal airport in Orange, Massachusetts,  with a pilot and nine skydivers aboard.  Shortly after takeoff the plane lost all power and crashed in a wooded area in the neighboring town of New Salem.  The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.  


     NTSB accident brief  NYC77FNE34

     Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archives

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