Voluntown, CT. – September 3, 1976

Voluntown, Connecticut – September 3, 1976

     On September 3, 1976, a single-engine American Aviation AA-1A aircraft piloted by a man from Westerly, Rhode Island, was making a landing at a private airstrip on the Gallup Farm in Voluntown when the aircraft’s brakes reportedly failed.  The plane crashed into a tree and caught fire, but the pilot was able to escape without injury.  The flames consumed the airplane.


     Providence Journal Bulletin, “Pilot Survives Plane Crash”, September 4, 1976, page 6 

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