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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 18 October 1982
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Operator:Vintage Sales Corp.
Registration: N1040G
C/n / msn: 18-2549
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-76
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kosciusko, MS (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Lodestar was seen making repeated low altitude passes over a pipeline right-of-way at night until crashed into trees. The aircraft was equipped with an internal aux fuel tank, non-standard internal plumbing, a large lever-operated petroleum products pump, an inflatable raft and other survival equipment.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
proper altitude..not maintained..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
low pass..performed..pilot in command
light condition..dark night
object..tree(s)

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ATL83FA021
Download report: Summary report

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 Network’s 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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