ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18 Learstar I N32L Lake Placid, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 3 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Operator:Tiffany Realty
Registration: N32L
MSN: 18-2323
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Placid, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft struck powerlines and crashed during low level flight. The aircraft carried 3244lb of marijuana.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper operation of flight controls
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - unwarranted low flying
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
terrain - high obstructions

Loss of control

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