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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Fecha:viernes 5 noviembre 1954
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-24 Lodestar
Operador:J. Fox
Registración: N9201H
Numéro de série: 18-2353
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:1500
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820-60
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) SE of Glastonbury, CT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Estados Unidos de América
At approximately 18:45, N9201 departed La Guardia Airport on a VFR flight to Boston. The Lodestar climbed to an altitude of 3,500 feet msl. Approximately 12 miles southeast of Hertford, Connecticut, the right engine became very rough and backfired frequently. The captain was unable to correct this condition and later feathered the right propeller when in the vicinity of Willimantic, Connecticut. A wide right turn was made from a northeasterly to a northwesterly heading toward Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Communication was established with Bradley Field and the flight was cleared for a straight-in approach to runway 33. The aircraft descended to 2,500 feet msl during the turn and thereafter continued descending on a northwest heading until it struck trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was that after failure of the right engine, accepted single-engine procedure was not followed, which resulted in the aircraft losing altitude and striking the ground."

» CAB File No. 2-0046


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Boston Commonwealth Airport, MA as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

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