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TWA Martin 202 Collision with Castleton DC-3~January 12,1955

At 9:04 AM on January 12, 1955, a TWA Martin 202A operating as Flight 694 collided with a Castleton DC-3 as it was departing Runway 22 at the Greater Cincinnati Airport. Both aircraft were substantially damaged and crashed along the Limaburg Road in Boone County Kentucky killing everyone on both planes. One of the witnesses to this crash was Harold "Hook" Vines who would be a first responder to both the AA Flight 383 and the TWA Flight 128 crashes in the 1960s. A special thanks to Dave Birkley for providing us these rare photographs of the 1955 air collision.

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TWA Globe Logo
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TWA Globe Logo
 
TWA Martin 202A
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TWA Martin 202A
 
Rare photograph of Martin 202A N 93211
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Rare photograph of Martin 202A N 932…
 
A special thanks to Jon Proctor for allowing us to post this image of Martin Liner  N93212, a sister ship to the Lancaster. The photo was taken on  April 19. 1957 at Chicago's O'hare Airport. Served TWA  as Sky Liner Hannibal and later as Sky Liner Denver
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A special thanks to Jon Proctor for …
 
1955 CAB accident investigation report for TWA Flight 694.
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1955 CAB accident investigation repo…
 
Map showing area to the west of the Greater Cincinnati Airport where TWA Flight 694 collided with a southbound DC-3 as it departed runway 22.
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Map showing area to the west of the …
 
1955 aerial west of the Greater Cincinnati Airport showing the flight paths and debris fields of both the Castleton DC-3 and the Martin 202A.
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1955 aerial west of the Greater Cinc…
 
2011 aerial west of the Greater Cincinnati Airport showing the flight paths and debris fields of both the Castleton DC-3 and the Martin 202A.
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2011 aerial west of the Greater Cinc…
 
The Castleton DC-3 was on course for the Cincinnati VOR on a heading of 180 zero degrees when it violated the air space of a departing TWA Martin 202A.
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The Castleton DC-3 was on course for…
 
The VOR is located just off of Kentucky Route 237.
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The VOR is located just off of Kentu…
 
Department of Agriculture photo taken in 1955 just west of the Greater Cincinnati Airport showing area where TWA Flight 694 collided with a DC-3. Place cursor over squares on photograph.
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Department of Agriculture photo take…
 
Representative image of the sky over Hebron, Kentucky on January 12, 1955 when TWA Flight 694 collided with Castleton's DC-3. Harold "Hook" Vines, witness, identified sky cover to me in 2011. Photo taken near crash site.
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Representative image of the sky over…
 
Remains of the tail of the Castleton DC-3
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Remains of the tail of the Castleton…
 
TWA 694
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TWA 694
 
Debris field of the Martin 202A
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Debris field of the Martin 202A
 
Parts of the TWA  Martin 202
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Parts of the TWA Martin 202
 
Debris field of TWA Flight 694.
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Debris field of TWA Flight 694.
 
Debris field of TWA Flight 694
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Debris field of TWA Flight 694
 
Somber job of removing bodies from the TWA Flight 694 debris field.
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Somber job of removing bodies from t…
 
Original Paper from 1955
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Original Paper from 1955
 
Original Paper from 1955
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Original Paper from 1955
 
Original paper from 1955
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Original paper from 1955
 
Message from TWA
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Message from TWA
 
Captain Quinn's TWA hat logo found at crash site of TWA Flight 694. Courtesy of Ray Mattox.
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Captain Quinn's TWA hat logo found a…
 
Martin 202A debris found by Harvey, Hook, and Mark in April 2011 at TWA Flight 694 crash site.
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Martin 202A debris found by Harvey, …
 
Martin 202A debris
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Martin 202A debris
 
Martin 202A debris from Flight 694.
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Martin 202A debris from Flight 694.
 
Martin 202A debris from Flight 694
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Martin 202A debris from Flight 694
 
Martin 202A debris from Flight 694
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Martin 202A debris from Flight 694
 
Engine exhaust clamp from the Martin 202A.
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Engine exhaust clamp from the Martin…
 
2011 view of crash site along NorthBend Road where TWA Flight 694 came to rest on January 12, 1955.
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2011 view of crash site along NorthB…
 
2011 view of wooded crash site along Conrad Road where a Castleton DC-3 came  to rest on January 12, 1955 after colliding with a TWA Martin 202.
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2011 view of wooded crash site along…
 
2011 view of wooded crash site along Conrad Road where a Castleton DC-3 came  to rest on January 12, 1955 after colliding with a TWA Martin 202.
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2011 view of wooded crash site along…