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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Friday 11 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar
Operator:Florida Airways International Inc.
Registration: N711FN
C/n / msn: 18-2583
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Placida, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft hit powerlines on approach to a field in fog and crashed. Authorities discovered ca. 1000 kg of marijuana on board.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» La Nación 13 January 1974, p20A


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