Tewksbury, MA. – May 20, 1974

Tewksbury, Massachusetts – May 20, 1974

     On the afternoon of May 20, 1974, a Piper Arrow with a lone pilot aboard took off from Runway 3 at Tew-Mac Airport.  One eyewitness stated that just after becoming airborne the aircraft banked to a 45 degree angle which he explained was routine for that airport.   While this was happening, another aircraft, a Grumman American AA-5 with two men aboard, was approaching the airport.  The two planes collided in mid-air and broke apart, scattering debris over a wide area.  The collision occurred over a wooded area about 2-3 miles north of the airport.  There were no survivors.


     Boston Herald American, “Tewksbury Air Collision Kills 3”, May 21, 1974, page 1.

     Providence Journal, “Two Planes Collide; 3 Killed”, May 21, 1974, page A-10 (Photo)

     (Providence) Evening Bulletin, “Mass. Crash Kills 3 Men”, May 21, 1974, page B-1, (Photo)



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