Date & Time: Sep 18, 1968 at 2105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
United States of America
Crew on board:
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Shortly after takeoff from Franklin-Chess Lamberton Field Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ground about technical problems with the left engine and decided to return for an emergency landing. He completed a 180 turn when on final, the airplane lost height, struck trees and crashed. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the partial loss of power on the left engine.