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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 12 Mai 1972
Zeit:11:12
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar
Fluggesellschaft:Carolina Aircraft Corp.
Kennzeichen: N211L
Werknummer: 18-2626
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Okeechobee, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:Fort Lauderdale (unknown airport), FL, USA
Flug nach:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU/KRDU), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Lockheed Learstar lost control in a thunderstorm. Both wings and the horizontal and vertical stabilizers separated in flight. The aircraft's gyro had rust and corrosion. Pilot in command was Carl Boy, one of the founders of Carolina Aircraft Corp.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - exceeded designed stress limits of aircraft
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
weather - thunderstorm activity
weather - turbulence, associated with clouds and/or thunderstorms
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight
instruments/equipment and accessories - flight and navigation instruments: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - corroded/corrosion
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct

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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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