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TWA Flight 128 Crash-November 20, 1967

Greater Cincinnati Airport {CVG}. Worst air disaster in Kentucky history.....

Rollie Puterbaugh
Trans World Airlines Flight 128 - November 20,1967

A Flash in the Night....

Flight 383/128 Memorial Group, Inc. Homepage:


On November 20,1967, Convair 880 N821TW operated as Trans World Airlines flight 128 from Los Angeles to Boston with intermediate stops in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. On approach to the Greater Cincinnati Airport, the flight descended too quickly and crashed and burned short of runway 18. Seventy people were killed and twelve were injured. For addtional information visit our Fotki Journals to read the story: . To view a picture of this aircraft at Port Columbus in January 1967 click: . To visit the official website of the Aviation Memorial Grove: This gallery will continue to be updated.

We have added a video provided to us by the Hebron Fire Protection District. We strongly advise viewer discretion....

"Aviation Disasters near the Greater Cincinnati Airport 1948 to 1968 is now available for purchase:

Album was created 10 years ago and modified 4 years 1 month ago
Rollie Puterbaugh
Trans World Airlines Flight 128 - The "Dave Birkley Collection"


Album was created 9 years 6 months ago and modified 8 years 7 months ago
Rollie Puterbaugh
Trans World Airlines Flight 128~The Stephens

Flight 383/128 Memorial Group Homepage:

On the evening of November 20, 1967, TWA Flight 128 crashed within several hundred yards of Ida and Elbert Stephens' house. Two hostesses, Elinor Kurtock {carrying 5 year old Chris Haile who she had rescued from the debris field}, Sheila O' Brian, and Airman Ruben Torres sought safety and assistance at the Stephens home within minutes of the crash. They were comforted in the living room by Ida and Elbert as they awaited an ambulance. When help did not arrive fast enough, Elbert took Airman Torres, who was suffering from burns, to a Covington hospital in his car.

As a result of their actions, this album has been created and dedicated to them and their family.

Album was created 9 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
Rollie Puterbaugh
TWA Flight 128-The Passengers

This gallery is dedicated to passengers and flight crew members of TWA Flight 128. Family members and friends are welcome to submit photographs and documents of them in memory of their lives and accomplishments. Contact me on this website or at

Flight 128 Fatality List:

Album was created 9 years 3 months ago and modified 1 year 3 months ago
Rollie Puterbaugh
TWA Flight 128 Historical Highway Marker

The TWA Flight 128 Kentucky Historical Roadside Marker now stands in place along Kentucky Route 20. It was dedicated on May 21, 2011.

Album was created 7 years 11 months ago and modified 7 years 10 months ago
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