Wilton, CT. – June 26, 1946

Wilton, Connecticut – June 26, 1946

     On June 26, 1946, a student pilot and his instructor took off from Westchester County Airport in New York in a converted Army training plane.  The plane headed eastward and crossed over into Connecticut.  While passing over the town of Wilton it crashed in a lot killing both men aboard. 

     Connecticut State Police Sergeant Edmund S. Flanagan interviewed a witness who stated the aircraft “seemed to fall apart in the air”.

     When the aircraft hit the ground it severed phone and power lines, and was so completely demolished that officials thought it might be difficult to determine the cause.

     The make and model of the aircraft was not reported.


     The Waterbury Democrat, “Wilton Plane Crash Probed”, June 27, 1946, pg. 16.   

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