Date & Time: May 2, 1969 at 1421 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
During the takeoff roll at Gaithersburg-Montgomery County Airport, the twin engine airplane swerved on runway. Control was lost and the airplane veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames. Both occupants were slightly injured and the airplane was destroyed by fire.
Failed to maintain directional control during takeoff due to overload failure. Ground looped, gear collapsed and crashed.