Norwood, MA. – April 4, 1941

Norwood, Massachusetts – April 4, 1941

     On April 4, 1941, two men from Roxbury, Mass., were critically injured when their aircraft crashed on takeoff from the Norwood Airport.  It came down in a wooded area at the end of the runway, and although severely damaged, there was no fire.   A strong wind gust striking the aircraft was said to be the cause.   


     The Waterbury Democrat, (Ct.), “Doctor Is Badly Hurt In Crash”, April 5, 1941

Norwood, MA. – July 4, 1974

Norwood, Massachusetts – July 4, 1974

     On July 4, 1974, a husband and wife, along with their four young children, took off from Norwood Airport bound for Martha’s Vineyard in a Republic Seabee aircraft.  Just after becoming airborne the oil line burst causing the engine to stop.  The plane came down in a wooded-swampy area about 300 yards off the end of the runway.  Remarkably, there were no serious injuries, and the plane didn’t catch fire.  The family was transported to Norwood Hospital for first-aid treatment.  Afterwards, the family returned to the airport and left for Martha’s Vineyard in another plane. 


     Boston Herald American, “Walpole Pilot, Family Prove Plane Stubborn”, July 5, 1974, page 4.   

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