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   * November 20, 1967- TWA Flight 128 from Los Angeles was making a schedule stop in Cincinnati, and was supposed to proceed to Pittsburgh and then Boston. ​ On approach the airplane struck trees on the [[Constance]] hillside and crashed 6,878 feet short of the runway, killing 70 and injuring 12.  Of the 70 killed included Andrew Clark, who was the airport attorney, and his wife.  Deteriorating weather conditions and using a night time visual approach without proper cross reference caused the pilots to misjudge and miss the runway. ​ To date this is the deadliest crash in Boone County history.   * November 20, 1967- TWA Flight 128 from Los Angeles was making a schedule stop in Cincinnati, and was supposed to proceed to Pittsburgh and then Boston. ​ On approach the airplane struck trees on the [[Constance]] hillside and crashed 6,878 feet short of the runway, killing 70 and injuring 12.  Of the 70 killed included Andrew Clark, who was the airport attorney, and his wife.  Deteriorating weather conditions and using a night time visual approach without proper cross reference caused the pilots to misjudge and miss the runway. ​ To date this is the deadliest crash in Boone County history.
  
-  * February 7, 1970- A Beechcraft airplane crashed in [[Hebron]] while attempting to land at the Greater Cincinnati Airport, killing ​all three on board. ​ The plane attempted to land at Lunken Airport but was rerouted because of fog.  Pilot error was the source of the crash.+  * February 7, 1970- A Beechcraft airplane crashed in [[Hebron]] while attempting to land at the Greater Cincinnati Airport, killing three of four people ​on board. ​ The plane attempted to land at Lunken Airport but was rerouted because of fog.  Pilot error was the source of the crash.
  
   * October 8, 1979- A twin engine plane operated by Comair (Flight 444) lost power to one of its engines during takeoff. ​ The loss of power caused the plane to lose control and crashed soon after, killing all 8 aboard.   * October 8, 1979- A twin engine plane operated by Comair (Flight 444) lost power to one of its engines during takeoff. ​ The loss of power caused the plane to lose control and crashed soon after, killing all 8 aboard.
  
-  * June 2, 1983- A fire broke out midair on AirCanada ​Flight 797 over Indianapolis. ​ The plane was rerouted for emergency landing to the Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky Airport. ​ The fire continued to rage and produced so much smoke that the pilot could not see his controls during landing; he was guided to the runway by another pilot. ​ The landing was successful, however, 23 people died from smoke inhalation, including Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers. ​ This accident resulted in floor lighting in airplanes, and a reduction in materials that cause toxic fumes.+  * June 2, 1983- A fire broke out midair on Air Canada ​Flight 797 over Indianapolis. ​ The plane was rerouted for emergency landing to the Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky Airport. ​ The fire continued to rage and produced so much smoke that the pilot could not see his controls during landing; he was guided to the runway by another pilot. ​ The landing was successful, however, 23 people died from smoke inhalation, including Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers. ​ This accident resulted in floor lighting in airplanes, and a reduction in materials that cause toxic fumes.
  
   * August 13, 2004- Air Tahoma Flight 185, a DHL Convair 580 twin-engine cargo plane, crashed on approach to the Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky Airport. ​ The plane ran out of fuel and crashed on a green at World of Sports Golf Course in [[Florence]],​ killing the co-pilot and injuring the captain.   * August 13, 2004- Air Tahoma Flight 185, a DHL Convair 580 twin-engine cargo plane, crashed on approach to the Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky Airport. ​ The plane ran out of fuel and crashed on a green at World of Sports Golf Course in [[Florence]],​ killing the co-pilot and injuring the captain.
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