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Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Datum:Sonntag 7 Oktober 1951
Zeit:01:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:National Homes Corp.
Kennzeichen: N5545N
Werknummer: 18-2364
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) SW Lafayette, IN (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
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Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Crashed in bad weather and low ceiling in a soybean field and caught fire.
The airplane was flying officials from the National Homes Corp. Back home following a Canadian hunting trip. The Lodestar also carried deer, ducks and fish.

Informationsquelle:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» The Southeast Missourian - Oct 8, 1951


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