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Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 1 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Operator:Texaco
Registration: NC1622
C/n / msn: 18-2270
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Airport, PA (AGC/KAGC), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Narrative:
The Lodestar swerved off the runway and went down an embankment before it burst into flames. The two crew and five passengers escaped injured.
The accident happened after one engine had lost power during takeoff.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» The Pittsburg Press 2 December 1945, p2


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