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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 16 October 1969
Time:08:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Johnston R. Staples
Registration: N170L
C/n / msn: 18-2534
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Golden Gate, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Destination airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Narrative:
The airplane operated on a ferry flight to a maintenance facility. En route a fire started in the airplane. An emergency landing was carried out and the airplane burned out on the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Pwr plt-fuel leaks from undetermined source.

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Opa-Locka Airport, FL to St. Petersburg International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 325 km (203 miles).

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