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Last updated: 28 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 18 December 1954
Time:ca 01:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-07-01 Lodestar
Operator:Sangamo Electric Company
Registration: N711SE
MSN: 18-2091
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:1336
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near White Plains, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:New London-Groton Airport, CT (GON/KGON), United States of America
Destination airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN), United States of America
The Lodestar clipped trees about 800 feet before it struck the ground on a 680-foot knoll located on the ILS approach path. Ceiling was 300 feet, visibility 1 mile.



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Distance from New London-Groton Airport, CT to White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY as the crow flies is 141 km (88 miles).

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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