Washington, CT – September 6, 1930

Washington, Connecticut – September 6, 1930 

     On September 6, 1930 a small plane carrying two men left New York headed for Bradford, New Hampshire.  The pilot was John A. Cooke, and the passenger was Mr. E. R. Booth of New York, who owned a vacation home in Bradford.  

     While over Washington, Connecticut, for reasons not explained, the plane caught fire, and Cooke attempted an emergency landing in an open field, but wound up crashing in a tree.   Cooke pulled Booth from the flaming wreckage, but Booth later succumbed to his injuries and died at New Milford Hospital.  Cooke too was admitted, but was expected to recover.   


     New York Times, “Dies Of Burns From Crash”, September 8, 1930

     New Britain Herald, “Injuries Prove Fatal To Plane Crash Victim”, September 9, 1930, pg. 4

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