Date: February 13, 1995
Time: 15:36
Location: Near Tusayan, Arizona
Operator: Las Vegas Airlines
Flight #: 45
Route: AZ - Las Vegas, NV
AC Type: Piper PA-31-350 Navajo
Registration: N27245
cn / ln: 31-77552121
Aboard: 10   (passengers:9  crew:1)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed after taking off and the pilot declaring an emergency. A loss of power on one engine for undetermined reasons, and the pilot's improper decision to return to the departure airport for landing which neccessitated maneuvering over increasingly higher terrain. Factors in the accident were: the high gusting wind, the high density altitude, the rising terrain, and the reduced single-engine performance capability of the airplane under these conditions.

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