Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 18 December 1954
Time:ca 01:42
Type:Lockheed 18-07-01 Lodestar
Operator:Sangamo Electric Company
Registration: N711SE
C/n / msn: 18-2091
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:1336
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near White Plains, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:New London-Groton Airport, CT (GON/KGON), United States of America
Destination airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), United States of America
Narrative:
The Lodestar clipped trees about 800 feet before it struck the ground on a 680-foot knoll located on the ILS approach path. Ceiling was 300 feet, visibility 1 mile.

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Distance from New London-Groton Airport, CT to White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY as the crow flies is 141 km (88 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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