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Date:Monday 5 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08-01 Lodestar
Operator:South African Airways - SAA
Registration: ZS-ASW
MSN: 18-2037
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Johannesburg-Palmietfontein Airport (   South Africa)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Johannesburg-Palmietfontein Airport, South Africa
Narrative:
The undercarriage collapsed when the Lodestar struck a water drain after running off the runway. Damaged beyond repair.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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