Taunton, MA. – November 10, 1984

Taunton, Massachusetts – November 10, 1984

     On November 10, 1984, a twin-engine Cessna 337B Skymaster with four people aboard left Mansfield (Mass.) Airport bound for Nantucket.  Shortly after take off the airplane developed engine trouble and the pilot attempted an emergency landing at Taunton Airport, but overshot the runway.  The plane went down in Bear Hole Pond a short distance beyond, and sank.  The pilot and two of the passengers got out safely, but the third passenger, a 54-year-old woman from Virginia, drowned.


     The Sun, (Westerly, R.I.), “Plane Lands In Pond; One Dead, Three OK”, November 11, 1984, page 11 

     Providence Sunday Journal, “Woman Killed In Taunton Airplane Crash”, November 11, 1984, page A-3




Taunton Airport – August 27, 1966

Taunton Airport – August 27, 1966

     On August 27, 1966, a 50-year-old Florida man piloting a small aircraft was attempting to land at Taunton Municipal Airport when he overshot the runway and crashed into several mounds of gravel.  The pilot was the sole occupant aboard.  He was seriously injured in the crash, and was transported to Morton Hospital where his condition was reported to be “poor”.   


     Boston Sunday Advertiser, “Florida Pilot Hurt In Taunton Crash”, August 28, 1966

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