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Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Datum:Samstag 17 September 1966
Zeit:14:56
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-N3 Super Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Thunderbird Airways
Kennzeichen: N18138
Werknummer: 1416
Baujahr: 1938
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Medford, NJ (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Test
Flug von:Medford-Flying W Airport, NJ, USA
Flug nach:Medford-Flying W Airport, NJ, USA
Unfallbericht:
Stalled on takeoff due to overload. Crashed and caught fire. The airplane was used in an electronic test project flight. It was being operated at an authorized overweight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - premature lift-off
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed

Informationsquelle:
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