North Providence, R. I. – May 21, 1949

North Providence, Rhode Island – May 21, 1949

     On May 21, 1949, a 48-year-old pilot left Laconia, New Hampshire, in a small two-seat Cessna airplane with one passenger aboard, bound for Mineral Spring Airport in Lincoln, Rhode Island.   The aircraft landed safely at the airport and the passenger got out.  The pilot then took off again bound for Hillsgrove Airport.  ( Today known as T. F. Green Airport.)  Just after takeoff, the motor sputtered and stalled.  Unable to restart the motor, the aircraft crashed in a vacant lot off Angell Road and flipped on its back.  There was no fire, and the pilot was not injured. 

     Source: Providence Sunday Journal, “Providence Airman Uninjured In Crash” May 22, 1949, page 11.  

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