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Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 14 March 1944
Time:10:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Lodestar IA
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: HK980
C/n / msn: 18-2024
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bilbeis RAF Station (   Egypt)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bilbeis RAF Station, Egypt
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Did not gain height on takeoff. The airplane ran across a ditch causing the undercarriage to collapse.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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