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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:Montag 10 Januar 1938
Zeit:ca 15:07
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Northwest Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC17388
Werknummer: 1407
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:22 km (13.8 Meilen) NE of Bozeman, MT (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Butte Airport, MT (BTM/KBTM), USA
Flug nach:Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL), USA
Flugnummer: 2
Unfallbericht:
Crashed after structural failure of the tail due to tail flutter.

Informationsquelle:
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden
» Lockheed Aircraft Since 1913 / Rene J. Francillon


Sicherheitsempfehlungen
The tail flutter problems of Super Electra's were cured by retrofitting balanced surfaces.

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Distance from Butte Airport, MT to Billings Municipal Airport, MT as the crow flies is 304 km (190 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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