Pilot Identified in Fatal Cuttyhunk Plane Crash
Sara Brown

State police late Wednesday identified the pilot in a fatal morning plane crash on Cuttyhunk as Allen P. Spaulding Jr., 70, of Wilmington De.

Police said the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

Mr. Spaulding, a longtime resident of Cuttyhunk, was the sole occupant of a 1965 fixed-wing Maule Bee Dee M-4-210 aircraft that crashed on a remote strip of land at the west end of the island. Cuttyhunk lies at the tip of the Elizabeth islands chain, to the west of Martha's Vineyard.

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Airplane Crash Data Released
Mark Alan Lovewell

An investigator into the Jan. 30 crash of a Cape Air plane in the
state forest this week released the transcript of the dialogue between
the pilot and air traffic controllers. It is still unknown what caused
the airplane crash that seriously injured both the pilot and passenger.

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Investigators Probe Cape Air Crash; Pilot, Passenger Suffer Burns in Escape
Mark Alan Lovewell

Federal and state investigators continue their inquiry into the
causes of a commuter airplane crash early Tuesday night in the Manuel F.
Correllus State Forest. Both the plane's pilot and its sole
passenger remain hospitalized.

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New Evidence Confirms Violent Crash of Small Plane in Waters off Vineyard
Mark Alan Lovewell

The discovery of airplane parts and other evidence at South Beach
this week confirms that two men traveling in a private plane that
disappeared 10 days ago were killed in a catastrophic crash in Vineyard

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Plane Crash South of Vineyard Takes Life of Research Scientist
Mark Alan Lovewell

A 54-year-old pilot was killed when a plane he had built himself
crashed south of the Vineyard on Saturday afternoon. Timothy L. Crawford
of Idaho Falls, Ida., was piloting a single-engined, two-seater Long-EZ
aircraft from Barnstable Municipal Airport when for no known reason the
plane crashed about four miles south of Long Point, West Tisbury.

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Search for Missing Plane Is Called Off; Pilot and Passenger Presumed Dead
Mark Alan Lovewell

The land search for a plane carrying two people that is believed to
have crashed near or on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday night was
suspended yesterday afternoon at 3 p.m., pending new information.

For two long days and a night, local firemen, police and volunteers
combed the woods of the Island in search of the remains of a
single-engine airplane that went missing in foul weather. As the Gazette
went to press, there was still no trace of the plane.

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Falling Short of Runway, Plane Plunges into Brush; Pilot and Passenger Hurt
Chris Burrell

The pilot and passenger of a single engine plane apparently escaped serious injury last evening after crashing their four-seater Mooney aircraft into the scrub oak and low brush just a couple hundred yards shy of the approach to runway 15 at the Martha's Vineyard Airport.

Police and ambulance crews from at least four Island towns responded, shortly after 6 p.m., to the scene at the border of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest and the airport, finding a dismembered plane and two men, both conscious.

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Every Second Counts: Beach Lifeguards Recall Afternoon When Plane Went Down
Max Hart

It was shortly after 1 p.m. last Thursday, a sunny afternoon and
otherwise ordinary day. Nic Turner was driving south down Herring Creek
Road toward the right fork, heading back to his job as a lifeguard on
South Beach, when he first spotted the Cessna Skyhawk making its final
approach at the Katama Airfield.

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Pilot Listed in Critical Condition; FAA Opens Crash Investigation
Chris Burrell

The deaf pilot whose single engine airplane crashed last Thursday on a runway at Katama Airfield in Edgartown remained in critical condition yesterday in the intensive care unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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Island Pilot Killed in Airplane Crash
James Kinsella and Mark Alan Lovewell

Vineyard residents this week mourned the loss of James Rogers of Oak Bluffs, who died when his self-built aircraft crashed shortly after noon Sunday in the Manuel F. Corellus State Forest in West Tisbury.

Mr. Rogers, 55, had just taken off from Runway 6 at the Martha's Vineyard Airport when his Lancair 360 single-engine airplane banked toward Runway 15 and then came down in the nearby state forest.

Acting Vineyard airport manager Sean Flynn said Mr. Rogers did not survive the impact.

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