On November 19, 1996, at 1701 central standard time, United Express flight 5925, a Beechcraft 1900C, N87GL, collided with a Beechcraft King Air A90, N1127D, at Quincy Municipal Airport, near Quincy, Illinois. Flight 5925 was completing its landing roll on runway 13, and the King Air was in its takeoff roll on runway 04. The collision occurred at the intersection of the two runways. All 10 passengers and two crewmembers aboard flight 5925 and the two occupants aboard the King Air were killed. Flight 5925 was a scheduled passenger flight operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. The flight was operated by Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., doing business as United Express. The King Air was operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.
Safety issues discussed in the report include the importance of emphasizing careful scanning techniques during flight training, Beech 1900C certification standards and compliance with requirements on door jamming, the certification of small airports used by scheduled commuter airlines, and aircraft rescue and fire fighting protection on scheduled commuter aircraft having 10 seats or more. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration.