Windham, CT. – September 26, 1970

Windham, Connecticut – September 26, 1970


     At 7:15 p.m. on September 26, 1970, a Piper Cherokee aircraft containing five family members left Windham Airport.  About fifteen minutes later the plane crashed into a wooded area off Route 203 not far from the airport.  When state police arrived at the scene they found the 49-year-old pilot deceased, and his wife in critical condition.  She later died of her injuries at Windham Memorial Hospital in Willimantic.  Their 21-year-old daughter and her two children were also treated at the hospital.

     Investigators learned that the couple had rented the airplane at Orange County Airport in Montgomery, New York, earlier in the day, and had flown to Windham to meet their daughter and grandchildren.


    Providence Journal, “N.Y. Couple Killed – 5 Survive 2 Plane Accidents In Conn.”, September 28, 1970    

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