Taunton, MA. – July 14, 1988

Taunton, Massachusetts – July 14, 1988

     Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on July 14, 1988, a lone pilot was approaching the Taunton Airport in a Cessna 421, (N825DW), with an engine that was trailing smoke and losing oil pressure.  Low clouds and haze partially obscured the area.  As the pilot made an attempt to land the aircraft crashed and burned in a wooded area of the Massassoit State Park about 2500 feet northeast of the the downwind end of Runway 30.  The pilot did not survive. 


     Providence Journal, “Plane Crash In Taunton Kills Pilot”, July 15, 1988, page C-4.

     Aviation Safety Network, Wikibase #41536.   


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