Plymouth, CT. – August 27, 1940

Plymouth, Connecticut – August 27, 1940 

     On the afternoon of August 27, 1940, a student pilot and his instructor, were making practice take-offs and landings at Mount Tobe Airport.  (The type of aircraft is unknown.)  As the student was making his third take-off the motor suddenly stalled while at an altitude of seventy-five feet.  The plane came down onto the runway, bounced once, then nosed in.  The 27-year-iod instructor suffered bruises, while the 24-year-old student suffered a cut on his forehead that required three stitches to close.  Both were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital via police escort.  Damage to the airplane was estimated to be between $200 and $300.    


     The Waterbury Democrat, “Pilot, Student Hurt In Aeroplane Crash”, August 28, 1940, pg. 7

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