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Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Oscoda: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 25, 2018 at 0551 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N241CK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Detroit - Oscoda
MSN:
BB-272
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
K985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a ferry flight from Detroit-Willow Run (Ypsilanti) Airport to Oscoda-Wurtsmith, Michigan. While approaching by night, he lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames in a wooded area located about 4 miles short of runway 06 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker near Alpena: 15 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1976 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
61-0296
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Kenneth Ingalls Sawyer - Oscoda-Wurtsmith
MSN:
18203/518
YOM:
1962
Location:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Aircraft flight hours:
6109
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane departed Kenneth Ingalls Sawyer AFB in the early morning on a flight to Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. En route, the partially disintegrated in the air, entered a dive and crashed in a swampy area located 12,5 miles southwest of Alpena. 15 occupants were killed while five others were rescued.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty but the assumption that the aircraft partially disintegrated in the air following a possible cabin pressurization problem was not ruled out.