Mount Kearsarge, N.H. – January 24, 1962

Mount Kearsarge, New Hampshire – January 24, 1962

Warner, New Hampshire

     On the night of January 24, 1962, a twin-engine Piper Apache aircraft crashed into the snow covered top of Mount Kearsarge, within the town of Warner, New Hampshire.   All three men aboard were killed. 

     The dead were identified as:

     Rod Rickard, 27, of Ottawa, Canada

     John Rhude, 37, of Ottawa, Canada.

     Jacob K. Frederick, Jr., 47.  He was well known for his position as head of the textile evaluation department at Lowell, Massachusetts, Technological Institute.    

     Source: New York Times, “Victims In New Hampshire” , January 27, 1962


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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