Ryegate, VT. – October 6, 1978

Ryegate, Vermont – October 6, 1978

     On October 6, 1978, an Air National Guard F-100 fighter jet with two crewmen aboard was passing over northern Vermont when the crew was forced to eject.  The aircraft crashed in a field in the town of Ryegate.  The two crewmen, Captain Donald C. Malatesta, 26, and Captain Gary L. Senseney, 26, both of Connecticut, landed safely and without injury.  The cause of the crash was not given.


     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Military Jet Crashes; Pilots Safe” October 7, 1978, page B-1 

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