Posts Categorized: Plane Crashes



February 1959 Plane Crash, Pemi Wilderness

Memorial for Dr. Ralph E. Miller and Dr. Robert E. Quinn in the Thoreau Falls valley of the Pemigewasset Wilderness in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The doctors successfully crash landed their plane on February 21, 1959 in this location along the abandoned railroad bed of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad. They survived for four days before dying of exposure.
Abandoned Section of the Thoreau Falls Trail – Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
 

February 1959 Plane Crash, Pemigewasset Wilderness – On Saturday, February 21, 1959 a Piper Comanche airplane took off from the Berlin, New Hampshire Airport, around 3:30 p.m., destined for Lebanon, New Hampshire Airport. The pilot was Dr. Ralph E. Miller and his passenger was Dr. Robert E. Quinn. Both were doctors affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School.

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Mount Success, Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash

Appalachian Trail - Crash site of Northeast Airlines Flight 792 on Mount Success in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This was a Douglas DC-3 Plane, which crashed on November 30, 1954. Seven people on-board survived the initial crash, but two later died from injuries while waiting to be rescued.
Mount Success – Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash Site
 

Mount Success, Douglas DC-3 Plane Crash – On November 30, 1954, Northeast Airlines Flight 792, encountered snow squalls, reducing visibility to zero, during its flight to Berlin, New Hampshire. The plane continued on and while trying to navigate only by instruments to the Berlin Airport it crashed into the southern slope of Mount Success (3,565 feet) in the Mahoosuc Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains.

The flight originated at Boston, Massachusetts, and was bound for Berlin, New Hampshire, with stops at Concord and Laconia, New Hampshire. On board the twin-engine Douglas DC-3 plane was a crew of four and three passengers.

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B-18 Bomber Crash, Mt Waternomee

Crash site of B-18 Bomber on Mt Waternomee in Woodstock, New Hampshire. Crashed on January 14, 1942. Out of seven crew members, five survived the crash and were able to remove themselves from the wreckage. The remaining two members died when the plane exploded
B-18 Bomber, Mt Waternomee – Engine
 

B-18 Bomber Plane Crash, Mt Waternomee – During the World War II Era, a horrific plane crash awoke the quiet town of Woodstock, New Hampshire. The explosion rattled homes and was heard throughout the countryside. And flames from the wreckage could be seen from the towns of Lincoln and Woodstock.

On January 14, 1942, five weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Douglas B-18 Bolo Bomber returning to Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass, near Springfield, from a patrol over the North Atlantic Ocean for German submarines crashed into the side of Mt Waternomee (3940 feet) in the New Hampshire White Mountains.

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