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Last updated: 22 May 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 11 juli 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08A Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:T. Eaton Co.
Registratie: CF-ETC
Constructienummer: 18-2219
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL) (   Canada)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN/CYJN), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL), Canada
Beschrijving:
The aircraft took off from Saint Jean Airport, Canada on a ferry flight to Toronto, via Montreal. Near St. Anne de Bellevue it was noticed that the propellers were not synchronized. Shortly after the port engine lost power and there was indication of fluctuating fuel pressure.
On checking the port engine cylinder head temperature, the instrument read "full hot". Power was reduced and the ATC at Montreal cleared the aircraft for landing. Approximately 2 miles west of the airport, at 1000 feet flames were seen coming out of the cowling behind the firewall of the port engine. An attempt to feather the engine was made and the ignition was turned off. The fire extinguisher lever was pulled with no result. Clearance was obtained for an emergency landing on runway 10 and a normal flaps-up lauding was made.
The brakes were inoperative during the landing roll and the aircraft was steered onto the grass area of the runway, The fuel shut-off valves were not turned off when the pilot and co-pilot abandoned the aircraft. The aircraft was destroyed by the fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Exact cause of the fire has not been determined. The aircraft was destroyed on the ground by a fire which started in flight in the port engine."

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Saint Jean Airport, QC en Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC bedraagt 41 km (25 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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