Off Provincetown, MA. – December 21, 1936

Off Provincetown, Massachusetts – December 21, 1932

     On the afternoon of December 21, 1936, a U. S. Coast Guard twin-engine “Flying Ambulance” was off the coast of Cape Cod when one of the engines suddenly lost all power.  The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in rough seas about five miles off Race Point.  The pilot then attempted to taxi towards shore but the seas were too rough so a distress call was sent out.  A rescue boat was dispatched and after attaching a tow line, towed the disabled plane towards shore.  The trip was slow going and dangerous, but the plane was finally beached near the Wood End Coast Guard Station.  There it was pulled from the water by two tractors.  None of those aboard the aircraft were injured.   

     The newspaper did not report if the plane was carrying a patient or not. 


     The Provincetown Advocate, “Coast Guard Plane Forced Down”, December 24, 1936    

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