Accident
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Statuts:
Date:lundi 14 janvier 1974
Heure:20:00
Type/Sous-type:Lockheed 18-56-24 Lodestar
Compagnie:Air Caribbean
Immatriculation: N2375
Numéro de série: 18-2455
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Pompano Beach, FL (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Vol Illégal
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
A Lockheed Lodestar carrying 4000lb of marijuana suffered a no. 2 engine no. 9 exhaust valve failure. The pilot did not feather the propeller and tried to land at Pompano Beach Airport, FL. The aircraft stalled and crashed while turning on approach.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
powerplant - engine structure: cylinder assembly
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
weather - low ceiling
weather - obstructions to vision
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported
emergency circumstances - forced landing on airport/seaplane base/helipt.

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


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