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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 23 June 1983
Time:01:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar I
Operator:Falcon Leasing Corp.
Registration: N333FB
C/n / msn: 18-2467
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820-76D
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Millhaven, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Lodestar crew tried to make an off airport landing to unload marijuana. A go around was made but during the downwind leg the aircraft descended into the trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
altitude .. not maintained .. pilot in command
diverted attention .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition .. fog
light condition .. dark night
object .. tree(s)

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


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