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Datum:zaterdag 19 december 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08-01 Lodestar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registratie: 248
Constructienummer: 18-2057
Bouwjaar: 1941
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) van Kisumu Airport (KIS) [Lake Victoria] (   Kenia)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenia
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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