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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 28 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-55896
MSN: 18-2301
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) E of Monroe-Selman Field, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Monroe County Airport, AL (MVC/KMVC), United States of America
Destination airport:?
During takeoff for a local navigation flight, the no. 1 engine began to misfire. The aircraft got airborne and the undercarriage was retracted. The left wing dropped and the C-60 began to turn to the left. At that time the no. 2 engine also misfired. The pilot attempted to level the wings for a forced landing but the airplane crashed into a wooded area.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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