Jimmy Buffett’s Famous Plane To Leave Taunton
The legendary singer no longer owns the plane that he crash-landed near Nantucket many years ago. Jimmy Buffett was not seriously injured in the crash and was able to swim to shore, but the aircraft was badly damaged.
The classic Grumman Widgeon was built back in 1946 and is now housed at the Taunton Municipal Airport. The plane has been completely restored and modernized to meet current FAA specifications.
The owner of the airport's American Aero Services told the Taunton Daily Gazette that the classic aircraft is headed to a new home. Will it be Margaritaville? Doesn't look that way. It's going in a direction quite the opposite of the Caribbean, as its new home will be in Alaska. The refurbished plane recently underwent an annual inspection and reportedly passed with "flying" colors.