Plainville, CT. – June 6, 1971

Plainville, Connecticut – June 6, 1971

     On Sunday, June 6, 1971, a stunt pilot was performing in an air show at Robertson Airfield in Plainville Connecticut, with his German made Bucker BU-133 Jungmeister bi-plane.  (Reg. No. N4767)     

     According to a witness, at one point the aircraft came in low over the field in and went into an inverted spin from which the pilot was unable to recover.  The plane crashed into the ground killing the pilot near some trees bordering the airport.


     Unknown newspaper, “Stunt Pilot Killed In Crash Of Plane During Air Show”, June 6, 1971.

     National Transportation Safety Board report #NYC71FNE37


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