Provincetown, MA. – June 22, 1947

Provincetown, Massachusetts – June 22, 1947

     On June 22, 1947, an Ercoupe airplane with a man and woman aboard flipped onto its back while landing at the Provincetown Airport.  The airport had been officially closed since the spring of 1946 per approval of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission and the Civil Aeronautics Administration. 

     The accident was witnessed by a Coast Guard crewman manning the Race Point lookout tower.  Men from the station rushed to the scene and uprighted the aircraft in order to free the woman who was still pinned inside.  Neither she nor her companion had suffered any serious injury. The aircraft suffered about $2,000 worth of damage. 

     The male pilot stated the plane had hit a bump in the runway causing the accident, but the airport manager disputed this.   


     The Provincetown Advocate, “Woman Is Hurt In Plane Mishap”, June 26, 1947.

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