Concord, N.H. – August 4, 1982

Concord, New Hampshire – August 4, 1982

     In the early morning hours of August 4, 1982, a single-engine Piper PA-28 with a pilot and passenger aboard left Groton, Connecticut, bound for Concord, New Hampshire. Thick fog and low cloud cover surrounded the Concord area.  At about 4:15 a.m., as the aircraft was approaching Concord Airport, it crashed and burned in a thickly wooded area several miles for the airport.     

     A resident of the area heard the plane pass low over his home and then crash.  He alerted authorities, but due to poor visibility, it took rescue workers more than an hour to reach the crash site. 

     The passenger was found to have died in the crash.  The severely injured pilot was found a few feet from the wreckage and transported to a medical facility.  He succumbed to his injuries about three weeks later.  

     Sources:

     The Sun, (Westerly, R.I.), “Mystic Pilot Injured In fatal Plane Crash”, August 5, 1982, page 5.  

     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Victim Of N.H. Air Crash”, August 28, 1982, Page A-15

Vintage Concord, N.H. Airport

Concord, New Hampshire, Airport

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1930s Post Card View Of Concord, New Hampshire, Airport.

1930s Post Card View Of

Concord, New Hampshire, Airport.

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