ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18-56-24 Lodestar N699C Aguila, AZ
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 11 April 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-24 Lodestar
Operator:Edwin L. Byrd
Registration: N699C
MSN: 18-2354
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aguila, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The crew continued VFR flight in adverse weather conditions. The Lodestar collided with the ground.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
weather - low ceiling
weather - turbulence, associated w/clouds and/or thunderstorms
weather briefing - partial briefing by flight service personnel, by phone/radio, limited by pilot action
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct
missing aircraft - later recovered



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