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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 13 April 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:Société Indochinoise de Ravitaillement
Registration: F-OALK
C/n / msn: 18-2603
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Xiengkhouang (   Laos)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff; also reported crashed Phnom Penh, Cambodia 15 DEC 1952.



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Lockheed 18

  • 624 built
  • 133rd loss
  • 54th fatal accident
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