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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Monday 30 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-32182
MSN: 18-2202
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Oklahoma City-Tinker Field, OK (TIK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker Field, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker Field, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
The C-60 was to perform a personnel ferry mission from Tinker Field to Kelly Field. On takeoff from runway 3 the no. 2 engine began to loose power. The airplane banked left at an altitude of 30 feet. The undercarriage was retracted as the airspeed decayed. Unable to make it back to Tinker Field, the pilot decided to crash-land at the next available clear area. The airplane stalled into the ground in a nose high attitude.
The events occurred rapidly, causing the pilot's failure to feather the propeller and trim the plane for single engine flight.

Loss of control

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