Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Campbellsville

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1996 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3870C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
LC-212
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
100.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2549

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Orlando: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 1992 at 0739 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N555GC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sanford-Orlando
MSN:
LC-164
YOM:
1965
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
8269
Captain / Total hours on type:
40.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3700

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Madison: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 1992 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N30RR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Allentown-Charlottesville
MSN:
LC-186
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
6003

Crash of a Beechcraft 65 Queen Air in Lexington: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1979 at 1802 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N154F
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lexington - Atlanta
MSN:
LC-214
YOM:
1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
5300
Captain / Total hours on type:
176.00
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Lexington-Blue Grass Airport in poor weather conditions with negative OAT and icing conditions. While climbing, one of the engine failed after the induction system iced. Control was lost and the airplane crashed in flames in a field. All seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Uncontrolled collision with ground during climb to cruise after the pilot initiated flight in adverse weather conditions. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Improper operation of powerplant and powerplant controls on part of the pilot,
- Anti-icing/deicing equipment not used or incorrectly used by the pilot,
- Ice induction,
- The pilot attempted operation with known deficiencies in equipment,
- Airframe ice,
- Weather conditions conducive to carburetor/induction system icing,
- Icing conditions, including sleet, freezing rain,
- Complete failure one engine,
- De-icing equipment not installed on wings and empennage,
- Owner's man stated-apply full alt air before icing conditions.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 65 Queen Air near Preston: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1979 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N111WP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
LC-132
YOM:
1962
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
333
Circumstances:
While in normal cruise, one of the engine failed due to low compression. The pilot reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed near Preston. The pilot, sole on board, was killed. A load of marijuana and drugs was found on board the aircraft that was stolen.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Inadequate maintenance and inspection on part of the maintenance personnel,
- Low compression,
- Stolen aircraft,
- Illegal flight,
- Forced landing off airport on land,
- Complete engine failure.
Final Report: