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Last updated: 15 June 2021
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Date:Monday 27 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Operator:private
Registration: N260H
MSN: 18-2039
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sinaloa de Leyva (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Found destroyed by fire at hacienda Las Tablas. Two tons of marijuana and a big amount of ammunition were discovered in the wreckage.
The aircraft was described as a DC-3 with registration L-260-H in a Mexican newspaper. Lodestar N260H was likely involved as nothing more was heard from the aircraft after being sold in March 1975.

Sources:
» El Informador 29 December 1976, p6A
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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