Civil Air Patrol Harbor Crash Kills Two

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by TotalRecall | AuxBeacon News Contributor

(Fairfield, CT) On the afternoon of May 29, 1975, a Beechcraft T-34 trainer airplane belonging to the Connecticut Civil Air Patrol took off from Bridgeport Airport for a routine flight with two people aboard. At about 5:00 p.m., the airplane was seen to be circling low over the Southport Harbor area of Fairfield for several minutes, and its engine was heard to be running erratically. Then the aircraft lost power and crashed into the harbor killing both people aboard. Their identities were withheld by the press.

Source: Hartford Courant, “Harbor Plane Crash Kills 2; 4 Unhurt In other Mishap”, May 30, 1975

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