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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4022
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor
Owner/operator:Lexington Air Taxi Services
Registration: N3727G
C/n / msn: AF-214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lexington, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Lexington-Blue Grass Airport
Destination airport:
Shortly after takeoff from Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, while in initial climb, the left engine caught fire. The pilot elected to return for an emergency landing and made a turn when control was lost. The airplane dove into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion in a field. All nine occupants were killed, among them several doctors and scientists.
- Probable Cause :
Uncontrolled descent following a fire of undetermined origin that occurred in area of left engine nacelle during climb-out. At the time of the accident, the airplane was improperly loaded, which was considered as a contributing factor.


La Nacion 4 April 1967, p19

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Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
14-Dec-2016 15:43 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source]
26-Feb-2019 19:59 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Narrative]

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