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Hebron in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Crash of TWA Flight 694

 
 
Crash of TWA Flight 694 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
1. Crash of TWA Flight 694 Marker
Inscription.  
TWA flight 694, tail #N93211, had taken off from the airport when it was struck by a private DC-3 & fell to the ground approximately 750 feet west of here, on January 12, 1955 at 9:04 a.m. The TWA Martin 202A was en route to Cleveland, Ohio & the DC-3 was en route from Battle Creek, Mich. to Lexington, Ky. when the impact occurred.

13 passengers and crew on flight 694, including 1 N. Kentuckian, and 2 crew members on the DC-3 perished. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ruled that the probable cause of the accident was the DC-3 operating in the area as unknown traffic and without clearance. This was the first fatal commercial airplane accident since the airport began its operations in 1947.
 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2380.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisasters. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1955.
 
Location. 39° 3.408′ N, 84° 

Crash of TWA Flight 694 Marker (back side) image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
2. Crash of TWA Flight 694 Marker (back side)
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42.289′ W. Marker is in Hebron, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bend Road (Kentucky Route 237) and Wright Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on North Bend Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hebron KY 41048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duncan House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Boone County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington (approx. 2.3 miles away); Crash of TWA Flight 128 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Crash of AA 383 (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hebron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Contemporary acct of accident. (Submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. 1955 Cincinnati Mid-air Crash. (Submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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