Dedham, MA. – February 9, 1967

Dedham, Massachusetts – February 9, 1967

     At 1:30 p.m. on February 9, 1967, a lone 53-year-old pilot took off from Norwood Airport in a Piper Cherokee, (N9588J).  The weather was clear with a westerly wind of 10 to 20 mph. 

     Approximately fifteen minutes later, the aircraft was seen to be flying in an “erratic course” over a residential area near the West Roxbury-Dedham town line.  After several minutes the aircraft was seen to enter a “long shallow dive”.

     The aircraft came down and struck the roof of a two-story home at the intersection of Bonard Road and Winter Street, in Dedham.  It then continued on, crossed the intersection, and slammed into a home and garage on the opposite side of the street.  The pilot was killed instantly, but none of the occupants of the homes was injured.

     The accident occurred a short distance from the West Roxbury-Dedham line.


     The Dedham Transcript, “Crash Cause Not Known Expect Six-Months Probe”, February 16, 1967.  


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