Truro, MA. – July 18, 1958

Truro, Massachusetts – July 18, 1958

     On July 18, 1958, a private plane with four people from Hoosick Falls, New York, aboard was flying along the west coast of Truro, Massachusetts, when it struck a steel trolley cable used to convey fish to a cold storage plant in north Truro.  The plane then crashed on the beach.  Two of the men aboard were killed instantly, while a third was seriously injured.  The forth person, the 11-year-old son of the pilot, was less seriously injured, and was able to extricate himself from the wreck. 

     Witnesses reported that the plane had made several low passes along the beach prior to striking the cable which was 30 feet in the air.  It was further reported that the reason the plane was flying low was so that a photographer aboard could take beach scene pictures. 


     The New Beacon, “Plane Crashes On North Truro Beach”, July 23, 1958 

     The Provincetown Advocate, “Two Killed In Plane Crash”, July 24, 1958

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