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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 11 januari 1983
Tijd:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Georgia South America
Registratie: N520R
Constructienummer: 18-2183
Bouwjaar: 1942
Aantal vlieguren:10823
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-56
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Madison, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Madison Municipal Airport, GA, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The Lodestar was taxied to the runway, but the pilot had to warm the engines up because of a low number 1 engine oil temperature reading. He set the parking brakes and advanced the number one throttle. When the oil temperature readings were OK, so throttles were advanced to 30 inches manifold pressure and 2250rpm. Normal brakes were used in addition to hold the aircraft. Full power was applied and brakes were released. During takeoff the aircraft drifted left and right until the plane veered off the right side of the runway, heading for a ditch. The pilot tried to clear the ditch. When airborne the left wing dropped and hit the ground. The aircraft yawed and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
parking brakes .. inadvertent use .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
terrain condition .. ditch
lack of total experience in type of aircraft .. pilot in command
lift-off .. initiated .. pilot in command
stall/mush
weather condition .. crosswind
directional control .. not maintained .. pilot in command
ground loop/swerve .. uncontrolled .. pilot in command.

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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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