First fatal commercial airplane accident in Boone County, Kentucky, remembered

by lmallernee | September 28th, 2012

September 28, 2012

“We call it the lost plane crash, or the forgotten plane crash,” said Linda Holbrook, a co-founder of a memorial group that previously recognized two other fatal crashes near the airport that opened in 1947 in Boone County. “No one really knew about it. We want to make sure that this crash, and the ones in 1965 and 1967 are never forgotten.”

According to News Cincinnati, on the morning of January 12, 1955, TWA Flight 694 took off from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport near Hebron bound for Cleveland. It was struck in midair by a private DC-3, which was flying without clearance.

The DC-3 fell to the ground immediately. The TWA flight continued on for a mile before crashing into a snow-covered ravine on a farm near Hebron. There were no survivors.

Now, nearly 60 years later, a historical marker has been dedicated near the crash site. The new Kentucky Historical Highway Marker #2380 honors the 13 passengers and crew who lost their lives in the crash of TWA Flight 694.

An 88-year-old widow of one of the Cincinnati businessmen, who died in the crash, and her daughter were on hand Sunday to unveil the historical marker for TWA Flight 694 at Kentucky 237 and Wright Boulevard.

The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy extend our belated condolences to the family and friends of the people who died in this aviation accident.