Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 September 1972
Time:01:30
Type:Lockheed 18 Learstar
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N1040E
C/n / msn: 18-2543
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Clarendon (   Jamaica)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Clarendon, Jamaica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft tried to take off from an unlighted runway at night. The Lodestar yawed left and collided with trees. A large amount of ganja (cannabis) was found on board.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot in command - premature lift-off"

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» NTSB


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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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