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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 9 April 1976
Time:03:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Lodestar
Operator:The Connecticut National Bank
Registration: N64E
C/n / msn: 18-2397
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brighton, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Brighton Airport, FL, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Stalled on takeoff; runway was too short (2500 feet) for an L-18 departure.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
pilot in command - selected unsuitable terrain
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - attempted operation w/known deficiencies in equipment
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: high vegetation
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other

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


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