After a boat in the area reported a low flying plane that sounded like it was experiencing engine trouble, officers from the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and reported a small plane crashed in the woods on Cuttyhunk Island around 10:30 Wednesday morning. The pilot, who is believed to be the only occupant, was trapped in the plane and could not be extricated from the wreckage without heavy equipment. Responding officers could not find a pulse on the patient, and CPR was performed. A Coast Guard helicopter responded with paramedics to assist and to medevac the pilot if necessary, but left the scene without a patient on board.
Edit 13:23: Massachusetts State Police have confirmed the pilot was the only person on board the plane, a 1965 Maule Bee-Dee M-4-210.
Logs from February 28th. A little bit of excitement in the evening, as ETHYL16 lost some tire tread conducting a touch & go at Manchester, and was unsure if they had lost the whole tire or even the tire and rim. The recording below is ETHYL16 talking to HAMMER, the Safety of Flight at the command post.
Full screen version of the logs can be found here.
Well, Tuesday was busy, and Wednesday was dead quiet. Almost nothing heard at all, and just a few flights passing through. There’s a little bit of overlap in these logs due the fact that Tuesday’s covered midnight-midnight local time, and I’ve switched it up to midnight-midnight GMT. You can view the full-screen version here.
Busy day out there. Large amount of military traffic in general, and neat to catch the Israeli 707 and the Swedish SIGINT plane. To view in full screen, click here.