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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 20 December 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Executive Aviation
Registration: N2222B
C/n / msn: 18-2558
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:within Baja (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN/KSAN), United States of America
Destination airport:La Paz Airport (LAP/MMLP), Mexico
Narrative:
The Lockheed 18 Lodestar, N2222B, went missing en route between San Diego International Airport, CA (SAN), USA and La Paz Airport (LAP), Mexico. There were eight passengers and two pilots on board.
The airplane operated on a demonstration flight for the owners of an importing business who wanted to buy the plane. They decided to combine the demonstration flight with a holiday trip to Baja, Mexico out of Oakland, CA.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» NTSB
» The Spokesman-Review - Dec 25, 1966


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Distance from San Diego International Airport, CA to La Paz Airport as the crow flies is 1164 km (727 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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