Crash on Moose Mountain in 1969 Northeast Airlines Flight 946
Ended May 15
Beverly widger
Plainfield Historical Society presents The Crash on Moose Mountain in 1969 Jeff Rapsis, Executive Director of the Aviation Museum of NH, will talk about the worst aviation disaster in NH history. Fifty years ago, Northeast Airlines Flight 946 came in too low and crashed into Moose Mountain on approach to the Lebanon Municipal Airport, killing 32 people. Miraculously, ten people survived, and the search and rescue of the survivors involved hundreds of local people. Jeff Rapsis’ father, John Rapsis, was the pilot of the plane, and died in the crash. Jeff led a hike to the crash site last October. He’ll discuss how the commercial aviation industry underwent a rapid expansion after WW11, but air traffic control and safety systems were still catching up. Crashes during this period led to an era of unprecedented aviation safety. Free program - Donations gratefully accepted.
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