Providence, R. I. – April 10, 1949

Providence, Rhode Island – April 10, 1949 

     On April 10, 1949, an 18-year-old pilot rented an L-3 Aeronca from the Mineral Spring Airport in Lincoln, Rhode Island, and took off with a young female passenger.  Both were members of the Pawtucket Civil Air Patrol.

     As the plane was passing over Providence it developed engine trouble and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on the Triggs Memorial Golf Course.  The landing was successful and there were no injuries or damage to the aircraft. 

     A second aircraft later landed on the golf course right behind the first, and after repairs were made, both took off and flew back to Mineral Spring Airport. 

     Source: Providence Journal, “Golfers Scatter To Safety Of Rough As CAP Pilot Lands in Fairway”, April, 11, 1049  

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