Williamstown, MA. – October 4, 1975

Williamstown, Massachusetts – October 4, 1975

     On October 4, 1975, a glider took off from Harriman Airport in North Adams, Massachusetts.  A lone 34-year-old pilot from Mechanicsville, New York, was at the controls.  At some point the aircraft crashed into the side of Cobble Mountain in Williamstown, and was found by two hikers who notified authorities.  A helicopter used by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis was enlisted to hover over the crash site to guide rescue workers.  The pilot did not survive, and the cause of the crash was unknown.    

     Source: Unknown Newspaper – Associated Press story “N.Y. Pilot Killed In Glider Crash”, October 5, 1975


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