Boston Airport, Massachusetts – September 15, 1941
On September 15, 1941, a U.S. Army P-40C fighter aircraft (Ser. No. 41-13393) was cleared for take off from Boston Airport. As the army plane was becoming airborne it was involved in a collision with a Stinson civilian aircraft (NE-87) belonging to Northeast Airlines, Inc.
The army pilot escaped with minor injuries. However, the Stinson pilot, and two of the three passengers were seriously injured.
The P-40 was assigned to the 66th Pursuit Squadron in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Source: U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Report Of Aircraft Accident #42-9-15-3, dated September 17, 1941