Waltham. MA. – March 16, 1966

Waltham, Massachusetts – March 16, 1966

Brandeis University Campus

     On March 16, 1966, a small airplane with a young couple aboard took off from Hanscom Filed in Bedford, Massachusetts, for a routine flight over the area. The pilot flew the plane over the nearby town of Waltham where Brandeis University is located.  While flying low over the campus, the airplane nicked the roof of the school’s Goldfarb Library building, and then glanced off the top of a tree, before it crashed into a concrete embankment of the campus reservoir and burst into flames. The couple did not survive.  

     The accident was reportedly witnessed by 30 to 40 people.     


     New London Day, “2 Die As Plane Crashes, Burns At Brandeis U.”, March 17, 1966   

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲