- 1 March 1958
A Convair CV-240-O operated by American Airlines with eight passengers destined for Bridgeport Airport crashed on the runway after the landing gear was retracted before the aircraft had lifted off. The plane landed on its belly and a small engine fire occurred. There were no injuries.
- 7 June 1971
A Convair CV-580 operated by Allegheny Airlines with 30 passengers arriving from Groton-New London Airport crashed, striking cottages located 4,890 feet (1,490 m) from the runway. Twenty-eight occupants died. It was determined that pilot error was the cause.
- 7 January 2011
A Bombardier Dash 8-100, operating as Piedmont Airlines flight 4507 from Philadelphia International Airport to New Haven was struck by lightning over the Long Island Sound. The captain reported electrical problems and diverted safely to Long Island Macarthur Airport due to more favorable weather conditions. The aircraft had 33 passengers aboard who were then bussed to New Haven.
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