ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar N20GY Lone Pine, CA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 20 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:Trans Alaska Produce Corp.
Registration: N20GY
MSN: 18-2437
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lone Pine, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lone Pine Airport, CA, United States of America
Gear collapsed following heavy landing; flew contraband into the USA.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper level off
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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