Date & Time: Dec 9, 1967 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 80 Queen Air
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, both engines failed simultaneously. The captain raised the undercarriage and attempted an emergency landing. The airplane belly landed in a field and came to rest near the airport. All five occupants were injured, one of them seriously. The aircraft was destroyed.
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the crew. Failure of both engines due to lack of lubrication caused by a thick and cold oil that was not pre-heated before flight.