Windsor, VT. – November 17, 1945

Windsor, Vermont – November 17, 1945


TBM-3E Avenger
U. S. Navy Photo

     On November 17, 1945, a navy TBM-3E Avenger, (Bu. No. 68984) was on a cross country training flight over Vermont, when icing conditions led to engine failure.  The pilot was forced to make an emergency wheels-up landing in an open field in the town of Windsor.  The landing caused extensive damage to the aircraft, but no one aboard the aircraft was injured. 

     The aircraft was assigned to VT-43.  

     Source: U. S. Navy accident report dated November 17, 1945 

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