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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 15 Dezember 1958
Zeit:09:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Learstar 1
Fluggesellschaft:Johnson and Johnson
Kennzeichen: N37500
Werknummer: 18-2251
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-76B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) SW of Whoonsocket, RI (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ/KLDJ), USA
Flug nach:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Unfallbericht:
Carburettor icing; crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's decision to continue on to his destination in freezing weather after total power loss of one engine from induction icing.
Contributing causal factors were the serious deficiency in weather briefing and inadequate information in the Airplane Flight Manual for the most effective use of carburetor anti-icing and deicing."



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Distance from Linden Airport, NJ to Boston-Logan International Airport, MA as the crow flies is 330 km (206 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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