Norfolk, MA. – January 31, 1976

Norfolk, Massachusetts – January 31, 1976

     At about 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 1976, a single-engine aircraft with two men aboard was taking off from Norfolk Airport when the engine began losing power.  The pilot attempted to circle back to land when the engine failed completely while the plane was at tree-top level.  It crashed into a row of parked aircraft, damaging three airplanes.  Although there was a leakage of fuel, there was no fire.  The pilot and his passenger were transported to Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick for treatment.  No one on the ground was injured.  


     The South Middlesex News, “Plane Crash-Lands, 2 Medfield Men Hurt In Crash”, February 1, 1976, page 17A (With photo of crash scene.)



Norfolk, MA – August 9, 1964

Norfolk, Massachusetts – August 9, 1964

     On August 9, 1964, Eugene Levine of Medway, Mass., and Robert Eldridge of Natick, took off from Norfolk Airport in a 1958 piper Tri-Pacer airplane for a routine flight.  While returning to the airport, the plane developed engine trouble and the motor quit. Levine attempted to make an emergency landing in a hay field about a mile short of the runway, but as it neared the ground a gust of wind sent the craft into a row of trees causing it to crash.  Fortunately both men were wearing seatbelts and escaped without injury. 

     Source: Woonsocket Call, “2 Men Escape Injuries In Norfolk Plane Crash”, August 10, 1964, Pg. 1 

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