Barnstable, MA – June 28, 1934

Barnstable, Massachusetts – June 28, 1934 

     On June 29, 1934, Raymond Van Arsdale, 38, was piloting an airplane from Boston to Barnstable Airport  when thick fog conditions across Cape Cod obscured the ground.  Local residents said they heard the plane circling as the pilot tried to find the airport, and then a loud crash. 

     One of the passengers, John L. Binda, 45, was killed in the crash.  Van Arsdale and another passenger , Edward J. McDonald, 21, were taken to Cape Cod Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.   


Woonsocket Call, “Three Men Killed As Plane Crashes Near Barnstable”, June 29, 1934


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