Key Lime Air

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Key Lime Air
Founded 1997
Hubs Centennial Airport
Secondary hubs Denver International Airport, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Grand Junction Regional Airport
Fleet size 35
Headquarters Centennial, Colorado, United States
Key people Cliff Honeycutt (President), Glen Rich (Vice President), Dan Bauer (Majority Stock Holder), David Carrizo (Director of Operations), Steve Denham (Chief pilot), Johnnie Krien (Director of Maintenance, Dan Steitz (Director of Safety), Paul Rylatt (Chief Inspector).

Key Lime Air is an United States airline located at Centennial Airport in Colorado. It was established and started operations in 1997 and operates charter, and United Parcel Service cargo feeder operations.[1]

Denver Air Connection (DAC) is a scheduled passenger charter operated by Key Lime Air. DAC operates between Grand Junction Regional Airport to Centennial Airport and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in the Denver area five days a week. DAC flights are operated by Metroliner, Piper Navajo, and EMB-120 equipment depending on demand.


As of November, 2012 the Key Lime Air fleet includes:[2]

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • 12/30/2014 - A Key Lime Air Cessna 404 Titan registration N404MG operating as Flight LYM182 impacted rural residential terrain shortly after takeoff from Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado. The airplane was destroyed by the impact and partially consumed by the post-impact fire. The sole pilot onboard the aircraft received fatal injuries. [3]
  • 1/21/2015 - A Key Lime Air Piper PA-31 flying cargo for UPS from Denver International Airport to Colby, Kansas crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing at Goodland Municipal Airport after sustaining an engine failure. The plane struck power lines before crashing in a field. The sole pilot survived without serious injuries. The aircraft sustained serious damage.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. pp. 100–101. 
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 2 (C-L)". Flight International: 31–80. 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Aviation Safety Network". Aviation Safety Network dba Flight Safety Foundation. December 30, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Stanley, Deb (2015-01-21). "3rd Key Lime Air plane has engine problems - crashes in Kansas". 
  5. ^ "Plane Crash Lands in Northwest Kansas". 2015-01-21. 

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