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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Monday 28 August 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Lodestar II (C-60)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: EW983
MSN: 18-2138
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:St. Thomas Mount (Madras) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Madras Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:?
A lack of power on engine no. 2 caused the plane to swing to the right. The pilot overcorrected to the left, causing the aircraft to run towards buildings. The pilot retracted the undercarriage to avoid a collision.

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