Accident Lockheed 18 Learstar II N77777, Friday 16 March 1984
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Date:Friday 16 March 1984
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed 18 Learstar II
Owner/operator:Nevada Airlines Inc.
Registration: N77777
MSN: 18-2373
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Wright R-1820
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:ca 1,6 km NE of Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Oneonta Municipal Airport, NY (ONH)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The aircraft descended in a 40 degrees nose down attitude, struck the ground and crashed about one mile short of runway 24. About 3500 lb (1588 kg) of marijuana was found in the wreckage.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
aircraft handling .. not maintained .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
judgment .. poor .. pilot in command
flight into known adverse weather .. performed .. pilot in command
light condition .. night
weather condition .. low ceiling
weather condition .. fog
weather condition .. obscuration

Sources:

The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
NTSB

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