Mansfield Municipal Airport

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Mansfield Municipal Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTown of Mansfield
LocationMansfield, Massachusetts
OpenedMay 1943[1]
Elevation AMSL122 ft / 37.2 m
Coordinates42°00′00″N 71°11′48″W / 42.00000°N 71.19667°W / 42.00000; -71.19667Coordinates: 42°00′00″N 71°11′48″W / 42.00000°N 71.19667°W / 42.00000; -71.19667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
4/22 2,200 671 Turf

Mansfield Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 1B9) is a public airport located 2 mi (1.7 nmi; 3.2 km) southeast of the central business district of Mansfield, a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. During World War II, the airfield was Naval Outlying Landing Field Mansfield.[2]

It is a community airport located 1 mi (1.6 km) from the Xfinity Center. The airport offers flight training, fuel, etc.

Facilities[edit]

Mansfield Municipal Airport covers 230 acres (93 ha) and has two runways:

  • Runway 14/32: 3,500 ft × 75 ft (1,067 m × 23 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 4/22: 2,200 ft × 100 ft (671 m × 30 m), Surface: Turf

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 26 July 1981, a Piper Colt crashed shortly after takeoff; the pilot and passenger were uninjured.[3][4]
  • On 28 January 1984, a Piper Arrow that departed Mansfield disappeared. Its wreckage was located near Gardner Municipal Airport on 10 February 1984; none of the four occupants survived.[5][6]
  • On 8 September 2007, A Cessna 172 crashed on takeoff, killing two of the four occupants.[7][8][9]
  • On 15 February 2014, a Cessna 172 practicing landings hit a snowbank and skidded off the runway; the pilot was uninjured.[10][11]
  • On 23 February 2019, a flight instructor and student were killed when their Cessna 172 crashed at Mansfield; they had departed Norwood Memorial Airport an hour earlier.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansfield Municipal Airport". airnav.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts Naval Air Bases, Coast Guard Bases, Military & Auxiliary Air Fields 1923-1945". Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2 escape airport crash". The Boston Globe. July 27, 1981. p. 14. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "NTSB Identification: NYC81DNA22". NTSB. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Arnold, David (February 11, 1984). "4 bodies removed from wreckage of small plane near E. Templeton". The Boston Globe. p. 21. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident Final Report, Accident Number NYC84FA085". NTSB. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Ballou, Brian; Haggerty, Ryan (September 9, 2007). "Two die in Mansfield plane crash". The Boston Globe. p. B1. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Lazar, Kay (September 10, 2007). "Official says plane stalled before Mansfield crash". The Boston Globe. p. B8. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident Final Report, Accident Number ATL07FA125". NTSB. September 26, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Pilot misses runway, hits snowbank". The Boston Globe. February 16, 2014. p. B4. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Accident Final Report, Accident Number ERA14CA124". NTSB. April 1, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Two killed in plane crash at Mansfield Municipal Airport, state police say". WCVB-TV. February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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