Somers, CT. – March 30, 1986

Somers, Connecticut – March 30, 1986

     On the night of March 30, 1986, a single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche, (N6599P), with two men, two women, and a child aboard, crashed into Soapstone Mountain in Somers.  The resulting explosion ignited a fire that burned over four acres of woodlands. There were no survivors.  

     The aircraft was based at nearby Ellington Airport.    


     The Sun, (Westerly, R. I.), “Five Killed In Plane Crash; Flames Trigger Forest Fire”, March 31, 1986, page 11.  

     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Five Killed In Fiery Crash Of Light Plane Identified” April 1, 1986, page A-4.

     Aviation Safety Network 


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