Agawam, MA – June 2, 1973

Agawam, Massachusetts – June 2, 1973


     On June 2, 1973, a 43-year old man and his son were killed when their twin-engine airplane crashed just after takeoff from Bowles Airport in Agawam.  The plane came down eighty feet away from a private home and exploded.  The portion of the tail section was recovered about 50 feet from the crash site.   

     Bowles Airport was located at Shoemaker Lane and Silver Street in Agawam.

     Source: Providence Sunday Journal, “Father, Son Die In Mass. Plane Crash”, June 3, 1973, page C25.

Agawam, MA. – October 24, 1970

Agawam, Massachusetts – October 24, 1970


     On October 24, 1970, a small aircraft carrying four persons, all from Connecticut, was making a landing approach at Bowels Agawam Airport when it overshot the runway and crashed into a tree 35 feet beyond and exploded.  All four persons were killed.  

     Bowels Agawam Airport was located on Shoemaker Lane at Silver Street.


     Westerly Sun, (R.I.), “Cause of Plane Crash Which Killed Four Sought”, October 25, 1970

     Providence Journal, “4 Persons Killed In Plane Crash At Agawam, Mass.”, October 25, 1970

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