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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Datum:maandag 24 maart 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-07-01 Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Société Africaine des Transports Tropicaux - SATT
Registratie: F-ARTE
Constructienummer: 18-2005
Bouwjaar: 1940
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Gao Airport (GAQ) (   Mali)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Gao, Mali. The airplane operated on a flight from Abidjan to Nice.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An untimely contact with the ground after a take-off at night without any visible reference beyond the runway lights. The contact was due to an unsuspected loss of altitude. The reasons for this poor altitude control are not well-known; they may be attributed to the pilot's state of fatigue or to an occurrence, perhaps of minor significance in the cockpit which distracted the pilot's attention."


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Lockheed 18

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