Date & Time: Mar 11, 1966 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 90 King Air
United States of America
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While in cruising altitude, the crew informed ATC about a double engine failure and was cleared to divert to the nearest airport for an emergency landing. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the pilot-in-command attempted to land in a field when the airplane struck trees and crashed. Four passengers and a pilot were killed while three other occupants were injured.
Double engine failure in flight for undetermined reason. Powerplant/engines would not airstart for unknown reason.