Contributed by Harrison
Description: Plane crash at Manaen Warrington airport.Date: January 2 1966
Newspaper published in: Selbyville Delaware
Page/Column: Sussex News
Selbyville Delmarva News , January 6, 1966
Disaster was averted New Years Day when the young pilot of an airplane chose to stay on
the ground rather than try to clear utility wires at Manaen Warrington airport on the
Selbyville to Fenwick Island road in Sussex county.
George Chambers, age 20 of Lewes, noticed the engine of the plane he was taking off in
was not revving up properly and decided to abort the take off by applying the breaks rather
than try to chance clearing the wires at the end of the runway. However the breaks were not
sufficient and the plane continued past the end of the runway , lost a wheel in the roadside
ditch and came to rest across the road almost piling into a utility pole.
Other passengers with Chambers were Charles Sheppard and Evert Reed, both of Lewes.
The airplane was rented from the Rehoboth Airport and the group had just flown Mary
Adams, daughter of Mr and Mrs Burl Adams of Selbyville to the Manaen Warrington airport
and was on the ground with her parents watching the aborted takeoff.