Westborough, MA – October 29, 1933

Westborough, Massachusetts – October 29, 1933

     On October 29, 1933, a passenger plane with four people aboard took off from Westborough Airport (a.k.a. Westboro Airport) bound for Worcester.  Shortly after take off the plane went into a steep dive during which a large piece of wing fabric was ripped away.  The plane crashed within inches of a farm house, and all aboard were killed.  There were no injuries to anyone on the ground. 

     The dead were identified as: Oliver H. Walton, 34, and his wife Ruth, 34, both of Needham, Mass.; Clarence E. heath, 25, of Dedham, Mass.; and George F. Chapman, 35, of Walpole, Mass.       

     Westboro Airport closed in the 1970s.

     Sources: Nashua Telegraph, “Four Die In Massachusetts Plane Crash”, October 31, 1933.  (Photo of wreck.)

    The Lewiston Daily Sun, “Four Killed In Plane Crash At Westboro, Mass.” October 30, 1933 

Westborough, MA – August 4, 1936

Westborough, MA – August 4, 1936

     On the evening of August 4, 1936, a small plane with three people aboard was attempting to land at Westborough Airport (a.k.a. Westboro Airport) during a thunderstorm when it crashed in a nearby field.

     The injured were identified as: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent P. Wilbur, of Boston, and Dorothy Dunham, of Schenectady, New York.  All were taken to Memorial Hospital in Worcester with serious injuries.

     The airport ceased operations in the 1970s.

     Source: The Lewiston Daily Sun, “Three Hurt When Plane Crashes At Westboro”, August 4, 1936 

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