Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Kirby Windsor was lost in an aircraft crash over Lake Champlain in January of 1971. The plane, valued at $1 million, was due to fly from Burlington to Providence, R.I., to pick up a passenger and continue to Atlanta. Windsor was a mechanical engineer retained by Cousins Properties of Atlanta, Ga.
The aircraft and the remains were not recovered. Last radar contact was over Lake Champlain, the plane was last seen flying over Juniper Island. Windsor was one of five people believed to be on board the corporate jet when it disappeared in a heavy snowstorm. Conversation with the pilot gave no indication of impending danger. The plane appeared at about 5,000 feet on one radar blip then was gone on the very next sweep just seconds later.
The plane was owned by Cousins Properties of Atlanta, Ga. Some reports indicate that the private jet was carrying $1 million or more in cash or negotiable bonds.
No oil slicks were found and the lake froze over four days later. On April 24, 1971, several pieces of airplane debris, including a tire on a rim came ashore.
Wilder was from Jacksonville, Fla., and the other four men were from the Atlanta area.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Vermont State Police
The Burlington Free Press