Date & Time: Feb 28, 1967 at 1605 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
United States of America
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Shortly after takeoff from Middletown-Summit Airpark, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft banked left and crashed in a huge explosion. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.
Lower cap of left wing failed approximately 8 inches outboard of the outer panel attach point, causing the left wing to detach. Fatigue fracture.