Accident Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar 42-55974,
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Date:Sunday 26 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-55974
MSN: 18-2435
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,6 km SE of Amarillo AAF, TX (AMA) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Amarillo AAF, TX (AMA/KAMA)
Destination airport:Monroe Municipal Airport, LA (MLU/KMLU)
The Lockheed C-60A took off from Amarillo on a night-time navigation training mission to Monroe, LA and return. Shortly after takeoff control was lost and the airplane slammed into terrain after nosing over.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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