Woodbridge, CT. – May 9, 1926

Woodbridge, Connecticut – May 9, 1926

     On May 9, 1926, two men took off from Mineola, Long Island, N.Y., in a small airplane bound for New Hampshire.  (The type or make of the airplane was not reported.) As the plane was passing over Connecticut it began loosing fuel pressure.  As the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing the engine lost all power and the plane crashed into a copse of large trees in Woodbridge.  The plane broke through the trees and the nose came to rest on the ground.   The plane’s fuselage was heavily damaged, but neither of the occupants were injured. 

     The men initially refused to identify themselves fearing “undesirable publicity”, but their identities were subsequently learned.  The pilot was a “professional” aviator from New York, and the passenger was a recent graduate of the U. S. Army’s aviation school.   


     New Britain Herald, “Airplane Is Wrecked In Landing In New Haven”, May 10, 1926, pg. 13



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