Off Yarmouth, MA. – March 24, 1975

Off Yarmouth, Massachusetts – March 24, 1975

     On March 24, 1975, a Cessna 195 with three persons aboard left Nantucket Island and headed towards the Massachusetts mainland when while over the water the airplane developed engine trouble.  The pilot hoped to make it to Hyannis Airport but was unable to do so, and the aircraft went down in the water about a mile off the coast of the town of Yarmouth.  All three occupants escaped before the plane sank, and were rescued a short time later by a Coast Guard helicopter.  All were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.


     Hartford Courant, “Copter Saves Three Victims Of Air Crash”, March 26, 1975.   

Yarmouth, MA – July 21, 1920

Yarmouth, Massachusetts – July 21, 1920

     On July 21, 1920, two men were killed when their aircraft fell 2,000 feet and slammed nose first into the gooey mud of a pond located in Horse Pond Wood.  The impact drove the nose ten feet into the mud, burying both men who were strapped in their seats.  It took several hours to free both men and machine from the muck.

     The dead were identified as George L. Hall, (pilot) of Mansfield, Mass., and C. Gould Weld, of Framingham, Mass. The two airmen were employed by the Aero Service Company and were flying a two-passenger aircraft described only as being “of Canadian make.”     

Source: Falmouth Enterprise, “Aviators Killed At Yarmouth” July 24, 1920.

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