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Last updated: 15 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 7 July 1972
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar
Operator:Lost River Mining Corp.
Registration: CF-BAL
C/n / msn: 18-2383
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wales Airport, AK (WAA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wales Airport, AK (WAA/PAIW), United States of America
Destination airport:Wales Airport, AK (WAA/PAIW), United States of America
Narrative:
The airplane hit a large gravel pile on takeoff and ground-looped.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control

Sources:
» NTSB


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