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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 3 March 1974
Time:09:45
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
C/n / msn: 18-2323
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Placid, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft struck powerlines and crashed during low level flight. The aircraft carried 3244lb of marijuana.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - improper operation of flight controls
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
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

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» NTSB


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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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