ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1649A Starliner N7324C Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM)
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Date:Wednesday 5 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic stlr model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Operator:Six-T Ranch Corp.
Registration: N7324C
MSN: 1030
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM) (   Suriname)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Destination airport:?
The Lockheed L-1649A Starliner cargo plane was damaged beyond repair when the aircraft hit trees after take off at night on a contraband flight from Zanderij Airport, Paramaribo, Surinam. A leading edge was damaged and no.2 engine caught fire. It managed to return to the airport and was abandoned there.
The contraband consisted of cigarettes or other consumer goods in order to evade import taxes.


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