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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 22 octubre 1942
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Lodestar II
Operador:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registración: EW984
Numéro de série: 18-2139
Año de Construcción: 1941
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bilbeis RAF Station (   Egipto)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bilbeis RAF Station, Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lydda Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
The Lodestar took off from Bilbeis, Egypt, on a passenger flight to Lydda, Israel. Shortly after becoming airborne the pilot began to perform passes over Bilbeis Camp. He made a run at the Officers' Mess tent at a reported height of 8 feet. The left wing-tip of the Lodestar struck the tent and broke away causing the plane to roll inverted and crash, bursting into flames. All on board (3 crew and 10 passengers) lost their lives.


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