Date & Time: Mar 17, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
Operator:
Registration:
PP-PBE
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
18-2099
YOM:
1941
Country:
Brazil
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the take off run, an undercarriage broke. A wing contacted the runway surface, causing a fuel tank to rupture. The aircraft slid for several yards before coming to rest in flames. While the twin engine aircraft was damaged beyond repair, there was no casualties.
Probable cause:
Undercarriage failure.