Crash of a Beechcraft TC-45G Expeditor in Franklin

Date & Time: Sep 18, 1968 at 2105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7200C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
AF-69
YOM:
1952
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18000
Captain / Total hours on type:
80.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Franklin-Chess-Lamberton 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.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the partial loss of power on the left engine.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft E18S in Salisbury: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 2, 1968 at 0045 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N281FM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
BA-116
YOM:
1955
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5539
Captain / Total hours on type:
5.00
Circumstances:
While completing a regional cargo flight, the crew informed ATC about an in-flight fire and was cleared to divert to Salisbury-Rowan County Airport for an emergency landing. On approach, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames few dozen miles short of runway. The passenger and a pilot were seriously injured while the second pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
In-flight fire at rear of the instrument panel. The source of ignition could not be determined.
Final Report: