Meriden, CT. – November 6, 1976

Meriden, Connecticut – November 6, 1976

     On the afternoon of November 6, 1976, a rented Cessna 150, (N63562), took off from Meriden-Markham Airport with a lone 42-year-old pilot aboard.  At 5:49 p.m. the same day, the plane crashed into a garage on South Colony Street in Meriden.   The aircraft suffered substantial damage, but the pilot escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.   

     It  was reported that the aircraft may have run out of fuel as there was no fire or leakage of gasoline at the crash site, and a witness reported the engine was not running prior to impact.  


     The New Haven Register, “Meriden Pilot Injured As Plane Hits Garage”, November 7, 1976, Page 1 & 2, with photo of rash scene.


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