Lincoln, R. I. – June 22, 1982

Lincoln, Rhode Island – June 22, 1982

     On the evening of June 22, 1982, Hiramy L. Moore, 42, took off from North Central State Airport in Smithfield, R. I. for a pleasure flight in his home-built, Davis model DA-2A, with the word “Experimental” on the side.  The plans for building such aircraft, it was reported, were available through magazines, and Moore built his in 1978.  It was approved by the FAA and Moore had flown his many times without incident.

     About fifteen minutes into the flight the aircraft developed engine trouble, and crashed on the green to the sixth hole at Lincoln Country Club on Dexter Rock Road.   The impact drove the body of the pilot three feet into the earth, killing him instantly. 

     One witness reported hearing a loud “pop” from the engine just before the crash.

     Source: Woonsocket Call, “Pilot Is Killed In Lincoln Crash”, June 23, 1982

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