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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Friday 5 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Operator:Pine Paper Products Co.
Registration: N600N
C/n / msn: 18-2567
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:4756
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Philipsburg-Mid-State Airport, PA (PSB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Belmar-Monmouth County Airport, NJ (BLM/KBLM), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation. The pilot attempted to reach Philipsburg for an emergency landing, despite the fact that it was closed due to snow on the runway. The aircraft struck wires or poles on final approach, crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - fuel system: selector valves
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fuel starvation
weather - low ceiling
weather - snow
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts, conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts, conditions - material failure
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines
weather briefing - no record of briefing received
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

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