Date & Time: Apr 11, 1967 at 1930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck a hilly terrain and crashed in the region of Aguila, Arizona. The wreckage was found two days later and both crew members were killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due to low clouds, strong winds, heavy rain falls and thunderstorm activity. The airplane was owned by Edwin L. Byrd.
The crew continued under VFR mode in adverse weather conditions. Inadequate preflight preparation.