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Last updated: 26 May 2019
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 18 August 1970
Time:20:18
Type:Howard 350
Operator:Aviation Equipment Corp. of America
Registration: N350Q
C/n / msn: 5892
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL (KBKV), United States of America
Destination airport:Opa-locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Narrative:
The landing gear retracted on landing at Opa-locka Airport, Florida. A post-impact fire erupted, causing substantial damage.
The crew stated that the gear was lowered prior to touchdown but the gear handle was found in the up position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Brooksville-Hernando County Airport, FL to Opa-locka Airport, FL as the crow flies is 355 km (222 miles).

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