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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Monday 15 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Learstar 1
Operator:Johnson and Johnson
Registration: N37500
MSN: 18-2251
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-76B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) SW of Whoonsocket, RI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ/KLDJ), United States of America
Destination airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Carburettor icing; crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's decision to continue on to his destination in freezing weather after total power loss of one engine from induction icing.
Contributing causal factors were the serious deficiency in weather briefing and inadequate information in the Airplane Flight Manual for the most effective use of carburetor anti-icing and deicing."

» The Victoria Advocate 16 December 1958, p1


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Distance from Linden Airport, NJ to Boston-Logan International Airport, MA as the crow flies is 330 km (206 miles).

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