Crash of TWA Flight 128

Crash of TWA Flight 128 (HM2GBT)

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N 39° 4.575', W 84° 40.093'

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TWA flight 128, tail #N821TW, was
making an approach in light snow
when it crashed into an orchard
approximately 1,000 feet north of
here, on November 20. 1967 at 8:57
p.m. The four-engine Convair 880
was en route from Los Angeles to
Cincinnati. 70 people perished, 5
of whom were Kentuckians. 2 crew
members & 10 passengers survivedThe National Transportation Safety
Board (NTSB) ruled pilot error as
the cause of the crash. It remains
the worst accident in Kentucky
aviation history. This resulted in
the construction of an Approach
Lighting System (ALS) for runway 18,
which was completed in July 1969
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByFlight 383 and 128 Memorial Group, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 701707 N 4327826
Decimal Degrees39.07625000, -84.66821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.575', W 84° 40.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 34.5" N, 84° 40' 5.5800000000002" W
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