Monday, July 17, 2017

1970 - PILOT KILLED WHEN PLANE CRASHES ON CEDAR SWAMP MOUNTAIN

June 30, 1970 - Acadia National Park;
Robert McGaunn - AIR FORCE PILOT DIES AFTER CRASHING PLANE INTO SIDE OF CEDAR SWAMP MOUNTAIN
Acadia National Park - June 1970
Air Force Captain Robert McGaunn refueled his plane at Boston's Logan International Airport, before continuing on with his flight.  While flying through bad weather and heading for Newfoundland, his plane suddenly disappeared without a trace.  A search was conducted for the missing plane but nothing was found.
Three months later a pilot from nearby Trenton Airport flying over Cedar swamp Mountain spotted the wreckage of the plane and reported it in.  The body of the pilot was removed, but the wreckage of the plane was left on the side of the mountain not far from the summit.
The pilot died strapped into his seat and the seat still rests not far from the mountain top. 

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