ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18 Learstar II N77777 Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 16 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar II
Operator:Nevada Airlines Inc.
Registration: N77777
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
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 1,6 km NE of Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH), United States of America
The aircraft descended in a 40 degrees nose down attitude, struck the ground and crashed about one mile short of runway 24. About 3500 lb (1588 kg) of marijuana was found in the wreckage.

Probable Cause:

aircraft handling .. not maintained .. pilot in command
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

» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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