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Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:Monday 11 September 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Operator:Jacqueline Cochran
Registration: N13Y
C/n / msn: 18-2180
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rocky Peak, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Narrative:
The Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar impacted a mountain side of Rocky Peak, killing both crew members and a passenger.
The aircraft was en route from Los Angeles Airport to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal near Burbank to pick up two additional passengers for San Diego.
The accident happened when the aircraft was circling in the San Fernando Valley while awaiting approach clearance.

Sources:
» Historic Aircraft Wrecks of Los Angeles County / By G. Pat Macha


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Distance from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 29 km (18 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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