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.
|Date:||Monday 11 September 1972|
Lockheed 18 Learstar
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Clarendon, Jamaica|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot in command - premature lift-off"
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
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.