Accident description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 16 March 1984
Time:23:30
Type:Lockheed 18 Learstar II
Operator:Nevada Airlines Inc.
Registration: N77777
C/n / msn: 18-2373
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oneonta, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft descended in a 40 degrees nose down attitude, struck the ground and crashed about one mile short of runway 24. About 3500 lbs of marijuana was found in the wreckage.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
aircraft handling .. not maintained .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
judgment .. poor .. pilot in command
flight into known adverse weather .. performed .. pilot in command
light condition .. night
weather condition .. low ceiling
weather condition .. fog
weather condition .. obscuration

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


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