Runway excursion Accident Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar NC33349,
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Date:Thursday 13 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Owner/operator:National Airlines
Registration: NC33349
MSN: 18-2370
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Tampa-Peter O. Knight Airport, FL (TPF) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Miami-36th Street Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Tampa-Peter O. Knight Airport, FL (TPF/KTPF)
The Lodestar landed on a rain-soaked runway at Tampa-Peter O. Knight Airport, FL (TPF). Lack of deceleration forced the pilot to do a full left rudder and ground-loop the plane. It ran off the runway and came to rest with the nose in the water.


The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
The Evening Independent - Sep 14, 1945


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