Berlin, Vermont – November 25, 1965
On the night of November 25, 1965, a single-engine Beech Bonanza with four people aboard was flying from Hartford, Connecticut, when it encountered bad weather and crashed in thick woods about one mile west of Barre-Montpelier Airport. The aircraft wreckage was found three hours later in a deep ravine between Berlin Pond and an airport light beacon.
Witnesses reported that the plane had been circling the airport when it struck one of the light beacon towers. It began to snow after the accident, which hindered search efforts.
All aboard were killed. State police did not release the names of the victims, but only stated there were two men and two women aboard.
(Conn.) The Morning Record, “Four Perish In Air Crash In Vermont”, November 26, 1965
UPI Article (Lodi CA.) Lodi News Sentinel, “Four Killed As Private Plane Falls In Storm”, November 26, 1965