Wilmont, N.H. – September 8, 1984

     Wilmont, New Hampshire – September 8, 1984


     On Saturday, September 8, 1984, a single engine plane with two men aboard took off from Eagles Nest Airstrip in New London, New Hampshire.  The plane belonged to the Kearsarge Soaring Club and was used to tow gliders.  The purpose of the flight was to scout locations suitable for gliders to land.  As the plane was circling an area at the base of Mount Kearsarge it suddenly went into a spin and crashed.  Both men were killed.

     The dead were identified as:

     Andrew Stauble, 30, of Mason, New Hampshire.

     Howard Bishop III, of Concord, New Hampshire.  

     Source: The Peterborough Transcript, “Mason Man, In Kearsarge Plane Crash”, September 13, 1984, Pg. 2 

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