Plymouth, CT. – May 31, 1946

Plymouth, Connecticut – May 31, 1946

     On May 31, 1946, a Curtiss aircraft with a man and woman aboard was in the process of taking off from Mount Tobe Airport in Plymouth.  When the aircraft had reached an altitude of only 30 feet it suddenly veered off course and crashed into several trees and was wrecked.  The engine buried itself into the ground, the landing gear broke away, and the left wing was broken at a right angle.   

       The 37-year-old pilot suffered scrapes and bruises and his 24-year-old passenger sustained a broken nose.   Both were taken to Waterbury Hospital for treatment.  


     The Waterbury Democrat, “Plane Crash Not Serious For Couple”, June 1, 1946, pg. 1.


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