Nantucket Sound, MA. – April 2, 1974

Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts – April 2, 1974

     On the evening of April 2, 1974, a Piper Aztec N-23 turbo with four men aboard left Nantucket Island bound for Hyannis, Massachusetts.  While over Nantucket Sound the aircraft abruptly disappeared from radar, and went down between Hyannis and Handkerchief Shoals.   A search and rescue operation was initiated, and one body was later recovered, along with some debris from the aircraft.  The main portion of the plane was not recovered.  The suspected cause of the accident was a faulty altimeter. 


     Providence Evening Bulletin, “4 On Plane Sought Off Hyannis”, April 3, 1974, page A-11

     Providence Journal, “Body Found Near Ocean Air Crash Site”, April 4, 1974, page A-19 

     Westerly Sun, “Suspend Search Off Cape Coast”, April 4, 1974, Page 10.  

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