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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Date:Thursday 29 May 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Operator:Colonial Bank
Registration: N75G
C/n / msn: 18-2482
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rockwood, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Gainesville Municipal Airport, TX (GLE/KGLE), United States of America
Destination airport:Rockwood Municipal Airport, TN (RKW/KRKW), United States of America
The aircraft hit trees near the airport. Marijuana was found on board.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft

» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Gainesville Municipal Airport, TX to Rockwood Municipal Airport, TN as the crow flies is 1161 km (726 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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