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Fecha:sábado 19 diciembre 1942
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08-01 Lodestar
Operador:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registración: 248
Numéro de série: 18-2057
Año de Construcción: 1941
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) de la costa de Kisumu Airport (KIS) [Lake Victoria] (   Kenia)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Kisumu Airport (KIS). The airplane came down in Kavirondo Gulf, Lake Victoria. It appeared that the undercarriage could not be raised after takeoff because of an electrical failure in the under-carriage safety lock circuit.
The Lodestar was returning to South Africa from Cairo, Egypt.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The combined difficulties of endeavouring to raise the under-carriage and maintain height and speed with a fully loaded aircraft during a night take-off under unfavourable flying conditions gave rise to an error of judgement in which the pilot allowed the aircraft to fly into the water".

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Lockheed 18

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