Mt. Randolph, New Hampshire – December 27, 1998
At 7:35 p.m., on December 27, 1998, a rented Piper Arrow with two New Jersey men aboard took off from Berlin Airport in Milan, New Hampshire, and headed south. The aircraft climbed to 5,600 feet and shortly afterwards disappeared from radar. The following morning a search and rescue mission was organized by the New Hampshire State Police, Civil Air Patrol, National Guard, and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department.
The plane had an emergency transponder, but due to the signal bouncing off nearby mountains it was initially difficult to pinpoint the source. The wreckage was located on Mt. Randolph by a National Guard helicopter at about 10:30 a.m. on the 28th. A medical technician lowered to the site found both men deceased.
Source: Nashua Telegraph, “Two N.J. Men Die As Plane Crashes On Mountainside”, December 29, 1998