Westerly, Rhode Island – July 2, 1978
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on the evening of July 2, 1978, a Cherokee Six took off from Westerly Airport with two men and two women aboard bound for Poughkeepsie, New York. Heavy fog covered the area making flying hazardous. When the plane was about four miles from the airport it crashed and burned in a pasture near East Avenue, about 200 yards from a residential development. All aboard were killed. Their identities were not given.
Source: The Schenectady Gazette, “Plane Crash In R. I. Kills All 4 Aboard”, July 8, 1978