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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Monday 24 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Cluett Peabody & Company
Registration: N9050
C/n / msn: 18-2563
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), United States of America
Destination airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into Lake Michigan when caught by wind during takeoff from Meigs Field. It came to rest just 50 feet offshore.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Feb 25, 1958


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Distance from Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL to White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1152 km (720 miles).

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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