Mt. Washington, New Hampshire – March 21, 1971
On March 21, 1971, a husband and wife were killed when their small private aircraft crashed near the summit of Mt. Washington after encountering fog conditions. The aircraft came down in a flat area where it sheared its wings before flipping over.
The couple were identified as Thomas Hennessy Jr., 54, and his wife Irehne (Irene), 47, both of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hennessy was a model and television personality, best known for being the “Hi neighbor” girl for the then Rhode Island based Narragansett Beer company.
It was also reported that three other persons lost their lives in another plane crash which happened in the same area in December, 1969.
Nashua Telegraph, “Bodies Of Wellesley Couple Found In Airplane Wreckage”, March 23, 1971
Nashua Telegraph, “Authorities Seek Cause Of Plane Crash”, March 24,1971
Nashua Telegraph, “Adverse Weather Ruled In 1971 Light Plane Crash”, August 24, 1972