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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 16 März 1944
Zeit:23:41
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-55938
Werknummer: 18-2375
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lubbock-South Plains AAF, TX (LBB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lubbock-South Plains AAF, TX (LBB/KLBB), USA
Flug nach:Lubbock-South Plains AAF, TX (LBB/KLBB), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Lockheed C-60A was involved in a glider towing mission from South Plains AAF. The C-60 had just become airborne when the no. 1 engine failed. The glider pilot saw excessive sparking and released the glider. The airplane then reached a height of 80 feet before turning into the dead engine. It stalled and crashed near the runway.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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