Voluntown, CT. – September 3, 1976

Voluntown, Connecticut – September 3, 1976

     On September 3, 1976, a single-engine American Aviation AA-1A aircraft piloted by a man from Westerly, Rhode Island, was making a landing at a private airstrip on the Gallup Farm in Voluntown when the aircraft’s brakes reportedly failed.  The plane crashed into a tree and caught fire, but the pilot was able to escape without injury.  The flames consumed the airplane.


     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Pilot Survives Plane Crash”, September 4, 1976, page 6 

Voluntown, CT. – November 26, 1966

Voluntown, Connecticut – November 26, 1966

     On November 26, 1966, a couple from Montvale, New Jersey, were flying to Stonington, Maine, in a small aircraft when they were forced to turn back due to weather.  While passing over Voluntown the plane developed engine trouble and the pilot made preparations for an emergency landing in a field on a private farm.  As the aircraft was approaching to land the engine lost all power.  One wing struck a tree before the plane crashed.  There was substantial damage to the plane, but there was no fire, and the couple escaped unhurt.  


     New London Day, “Aircraft Crashes In Voluntown; pilot, Passenger Escape Unhurt”, November 28, 1966

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