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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 14 June 1941
Time:08:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08-01 Lodestar
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 241
C/n / msn: 18-2045
First flight: 1940
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dodo River (   Nigeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair following a forced landing when the instruments became unserviceable during a thunderstorm.
The Lodestar came down in a swamp at the entrance of the Dodo River, Nigeria. The airplane was en route from Bathurst, Gambia to South Africa.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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