Marlborough, CT. – July 5, 1975

Marlborough, Connecticut – July 5, 1975

     It is unclear exactly where in Marlborough this accident took place.  A newspaper account states it occurred at Lesniewski Airport in Marlborough, but there is no such airport with that name listed today.    

     On July 5, 1975, what was described as a “light aircraft” with two men aboard, a student pilot and an instructor, was making a simulated emergency landing at Lesniewski Airport, while at the same time, a second aircraft, also with a student pilot and instructor aboard, was preparing to take off for a cross-country training flight.  The descending aircraft struck the stationary aircraft, with its propeller slicing into it as it passed over.  The propeller struck just to the rear of the cabin, slicing through the control cables in the process.  The descending aircraft then nosed over onto the runway.  Both aircraft suffered serious damage, but there were no reported injuries.


     Hartford Courant, “No Injuries Reported As Two Planes Collide”, July 6, 1975    

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