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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 4 January 1978
Time:14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard 500
Operator:Lonnie Russell Leasing & Rental Inc.
Registration: N127LR
MSN: 500-103
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Key Largo-Port Largo Airport, FL (KYL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Mobile (unknown airport), AL, United States of America
Destination airport:Key Largo-Port Largo Airport, FL (KYL), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft was damaged beyond when it swerved off the runway on landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
FACTOR(S)
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: poorly maintained runway surface

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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