Groton, CT- March 14, 1984

Groton, Connecticut – March 14, 1984

Groton – New London Airport

     In the early morning hours of March, 14, 1984, a single-engine plane was attempting to land at Groton-New London Airport in rain and fog conditions, when it crashed in a marshy area about 600 feet before Runway 5.  The plane hit a small island that it submerged during high tide. The 67-year-old pilot was killed.  No other persons were aboard.

     Sources:

     New York Times, “Physicist, 67, Dies In Crash Of His Plane In Connecticut”, March 15, 1984

     The Day, “Plane Crash Investigators Still Uncertain About Cause”, March 15, 1984, Pg. 6  

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