Taunton, MA. – May 22, 1984

Taunton, Massachusetts – May 22, 1984

     On the morning of May 22, 1984, a lone naval reserve pilot left the South Weymouth Naval Air Station in a Beechcraft T-34B Mentor, (Reg. No. N812Z), training aircraft, bound for the Taunton Municipal Airport on a certification flight.  As the aircraft was approaching the Taunton Airport witnesses reported seeing yellow smoke trailing, and the engine running erratically. The plane went down in a wooded area of Massasoit State Park about 1.5 miles from the airport.  The unidentified pilot was killed in the crash. 

       Source: Providence Journal, “Navy Reserve Pilot Killed In Plane Crash”, May 22, 1984, page A-4.  


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