Mt. Washington, New Hampshire – October 2, 1990
At 3:21 a.m. on October 2, 1990, a Cessna 172 aircraft carrying three men took off from Syracuse, New York, bound for Bangor, Maine. At 4:44 a.m., the plane disappeared from radar and flew into the north side of Mt. Washington. The mountain is 6, 288 feet high, and it was reported that had the aircraft been just 30 feet higher it would have cleared the mountain.
Wreckage was scattered over several hundred feet in a difficult area to access. Searchers were further hampered by strong winds and bad weather.
All three men were killed in the crash. Two were identified as Jimmy Fred Jones, 33, and Stewart Eames, 27, both of Forth Worth, Texas. The bodies were brought down the mountain in the Cog Railway train that brings tourists up and down the mountain.
Nashua Telegraph, “Small Plane Crashes Into Mt. Washington”, October 10, 1990
(North Conway N.H.) The Reporter, “Plane Crash Kills Three”, October 10, 1990
Bangor Daily News, “Mt. Washington’s Cog Railway To Carry Bodies Of Texas Men Killed In Plane Crash”, October 4, 1990