Danbury, CT. – August 14, 1984

Danbury, Connecticut – August 14, 1984

     On the afternoon of August 14, 1984, a single-engine Mooney M20C took off from Danbury Airport with two men aboard.  As the aircraft reached an altitude of 1,500 feet it developed engine trouble and the cockpit began filling with smoke.  The pilot attempted to return to the airport but was unsuccessful.  Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the engine before the plane crashed in St. Peter’s Cemetery about a mile from the runway.   Both the pilot and the passenger suffered severe burns. 


     The Sun, (Westerly, R.I.), “Plane Crashes In Cemetery”, August 15, 1984, page 16.     

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