ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18-40 Lodestar LT-910 Batavia
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Date:Monday 13 October 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-40 Lodestar
Operator:ML-KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force)
Registration: LT-910
MSN: 18-2105
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Batavia (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Batavia-Kemayoran Airport (JKT), Indonesia
Destination airport:Bandung Airport (BDO/WICC), Indonesia
The Lodestar made a forced landing five minutes after take-off following a loss of power on the left engine. It hit treetops and crashed into a residential area of Batavia (now named Jakarta) and caught fire. One of the passengers was Ltn Gen G.J. Berenschot (54).


Forced landing outside airport

» El Tiempo 14 October 1941, p1
» Berenschot, Gerardus Johannes


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Distance from Batavia-Kemayoran Airport to Bandung Airport as the crow flies is 118 km (74 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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