About the Author: Grace Hayes

Grace Hayes has been a member of Wethersfield United Methodist Church since she relocated here in 1975. She grew up in Hartford and worked as an RN in Texas and the Carolinas while her late first husband served as a USMC pilot. She and her husband Gerry raised their three children here. Grace worked in […]

Issacson’s Field Plane Crash

I can tell you there was one other airplane crash in Wethersfield sometime in the early part of 1924. My grandfather, was a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and the NY Air National Guard. In an article from a newsletter “Published Weekly by the 27th Division, Air Service Units”, the article mentions that he […]

Wethersfield’s “Other” Plane Accidents

Although Wethersfield is certainly not Connecticut’s “Bermuda Triangle” the town has seen a number of other aeronautical accidents anomalies in addition to the “Fairway 6” and “Isaacson’s Field” incidents. An Abrupt Termination (12/19/1928) The headline and sub-headlines from the Hartford Courant told most of the story – “Mrs. Smith’s Plane Lost, Forced Down; Pilot Flying […]