Block Island Airport – June 1959

Block Island Airport, R.I. – June 11, 1959

     At 2:55 a.m. on June 11, 1959, a small plane was attempting to land at Block Island Airport when it crash-landed about 250 feet from the end of the airport’s only runway.   The pilot stated a sudden shift in the wind caused the plane to loose airspeed on final approach. 

     The plane was a 1955 Beechcraft Bonanza low-wing monoplane which suffered significant damage.  Fortunately the three men aboard escaped unhurt.

     The accident was investigated by the State Aeronautics Administration.

Source: Providence Evening Bulletin, “3 Unhurt In Block Island Plane Crash”, June 11, 1959, Pg. 13



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