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Accident description
Last updated: 23 June 2018
Date:Sunday 13 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Union Airways
Registration: ZK-AHU
C/n / msn: 18-2490
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Auckland-Mangere Aerodrome (AKL) (   New Zealand)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Auckland-Mangere Aerodrome (AKL/NZAA), New Zealand
Destination airport:?
Crashed while being stolen.

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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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