Flugunfall 05 OCT 1945 einer Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar NC18199 - Lakeland, FL
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 5 Oktober 1945
Zeit:01:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:National Airlines
Kennzeichen: NC18199
Werknummer: 18-2265
Baujahr: 1942
Betriebsstunden:1798
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lakeland, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tampa (unknown airport), FL, USA
Flug nach:Lakeland Municipal Airport, FL, USA
Flugnummer: 16
Unfallbericht:
Flight 16 departed Tampa at 00:45 and climbed to an altitude of 1500 feet. Approaching Lakeland, the pilots observed scattered stratus clouds over the lighted city of Lakeland, the airport however was clearly visible. A descent was established for a straight-in approach to the NE runway and when at an altitude of about 900 feet and approximately three or four miles from the field the captain extended the gear, put the mixture in automatic rich and reduced the manifold pressure to 20 inches. At an altitude of 700 feet the propellers were placed in low pitch and the landing lights were turned on. When about 2 miles from the field at 600 feet the flaps wore extended fully. Shortly thereafter the aircraft entered a cloud. Because of the unexpected presence of a cloud during the approach, the captain remarked to the first officer that he was going around again and retracted the wheels. Some power was applied and the flaps were started up at that time. The aircraft continued down the runway at an altitude of 30 or 40 feet. As it passed beyond the runway the throttles were opened to 45 inches of manifold pressure but the plane settled rapidly into the lake. The plane struck the surface of the water approximately 1000 feet beyond the runway shedding some fuselage covering and apparently skipped an additional 1000 feet where it sank in 10 feet of water.

Probable Cause:

PROABLE CAUSE: "On the basis of the foregoing the Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was faulty execution of a missed approach procedure resulting in settling of the aircraft into a water area beyond the landing runway."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB Docket No. SA-108 File No. 3452-45


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