Taunton, MA. – July 14, 1988

Taunton, Massachusetts – July 14, 1988

     Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on July 14, 1988, a lone pilot was approaching the Taunton Airport in a Cessna 421, (N825DW), with an engine that was trailing smoke and losing oil pressure.  Low clouds and haze partially obscured the area.  As the pilot made an attempt to land the aircraft crashed and burned in a wooded area of the Massassoit State Park about 2500 feet northeast of the the downwind end of Runway 30.  The pilot did not survive. 


     Providence Journal, “Plane Crash In Taunton Kills Pilot”, July 15, 1988, page C-4.

     Aviation Safety Network, Wikibase #41536.   


Taunton, MA – February 3, 1973

Taunton, Massachusetts – February 3, 1973

     At 2:25 p.m. on February 3, 1973, blue and white single-engine Cessna 150 took off from Mansfield (Mass.) Municipal Airport bound for Taunton. The pilot was a 40-year-old English teacher at Attleboro High School, making a solo flight.  About twenty minutes later the plane crashed in a remote marshy-wooded area about half-a-mile north of Route 44, in the Westville section of Taunton. 

     The first to reach the cash site was an off duty police officer who reported that the pilot was still alive, but unconscious.  Unfortunately the pilot passed away by the time he reached the hospital.         


     Providence Journal, “Teacher Dead In Plane crash”, February 3, 1973 (Photo of accident.)

     The Providence Sunday Journal, “Plane Crash Kills Seekonk Man”, February 4, 1973

     Taunton Daily Gazette, “National Safety Board Probing Fatal Private Plane Crash Here”, February 5, 1973  (Two photos of accident)


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