North Berwick, ME. – January 17, 1971

North Berwick, Maine – January 17, 1971

     On the afternoon of January 17, 1971, two men took off from Lawrence, Massachusetts, in what was described only as a “light plane”, bound for Portland, Maine.  While nearing the town of North Berwick, Maine, the engine failed due to carburetor icing.  While attempting an emergency landing in a wooded area off Route 9 in North Berwick, the aircraft struck some power lines and crashed.  The aircraft was a total loss, but neither of the two men aboard were injured. 

     Source: Sanford Tribune, “Two Unhurt, Power Cut In Plane crash Sunday”, January 21, 1971    

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