Q. When did an airplane have an accident on Shipyard Blvd.? They closed off Shiplyard Blvd. for planes to land, some sort of air show.
A. Monday, Nov. 24, 1975, conditions weren’t the best for a plane flying in our area.
A Mr. Falcon was flying his single-engine Cessna from Newport News, Va., to his hometown of Armand Beach, Fla. The fog was so thick that he could not find the county airport. Running low on gas, he landed in a field on the south side of New Hanover Hospital.
According to FAA reports there was no damage so he gassed up to continue his flight home. Just before noon, a one-mile stretch of Shipyard Boulevard between 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road, was cleared and closed down by police officers. Mr. Falcon took off and continue on his way.
Date posted: November 19, 2013
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