Winchester, CT. – September 18, 1921

Winchester, Connecticut – September 18, 1921

     Highland Lake is located in the town of Winchester, Connecticut.  During the summer of 1921, a pilot identified as “Gus” Parsons had been at Highland Lake offering sight-seeing flights.  On the evening of September 18, 1921, he took off with Mrs. George S. Green of Hartford, but darkness settled in faster than expected, and Parsons was unable to locate his landing field in the fading light.  He brought the plane down in a peach orchard on a hill overlooking the lake but nosed-over and broke the propeller and stove the nose into the ground.  There were no injuries.   


     Hartford Courant, (Conn.), “Hartford Woman’s Narrow Escape In Airplane Mishap”, September 19, 1921

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