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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Monday 4 January 1943
Time:18:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Lodestar II
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: EW986
C/n / msn: 18-2154
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Heliopolis (   Egypt)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather with downdraughts. On board was Air Marshal McClaughry, accompanied by his staff.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhă 7 January 1943, p1
» Though without Anger: Losses of Transport and Special Duties Aircraft and Assault Gliders 1940 to 1945 / C.Cummings
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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