Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Oshkosh

Date & Time: Jul 31, 1990 at 1205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N12AT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oshkosh - Oshkosh
MSN:
1217
YOM:
1938
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
31400
Captain / Total hours on type:
20.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9932
Circumstances:
The pilot was flying the twin engine airplane in the traffic pattern for a fly-by event at an air show. Two fly-by circuits had been completed, and the airplane was on the third downwind leg at an estimated altitude of 600 to 800 feet agl when the right engine lost power. The main landing gear had been previously extended, and the pilot elected not to retract the landing gear in anticipation of landing on the runway. The pilot reported that he performed emergency procedures by pushing the throttles forward and attempting to restart the right engine. The right engine did not restart, and the airplane collided with terrain short of the runway. The pilot did not claim to have feathered the inoperative right engine's propellers. Postaccident inspection of the right engine revealed no evidence of preimpact anomaly. The right engine's magnetos and carburetor were damaged and not functionally tested. The propeller of the right engine was found in an unfeathered, fine pitch position. All five occupants were injured, four seriously.
Probable cause:
The inadequate emergency procedure(s) by the pilot in command following a loss of engine power for undetermined reasons(s).
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Pontiac: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1979 at 1336 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N36P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pontiac - West Branch
MSN:
1254
YOM:
1938
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
6540
Captain / Total hours on type:
1846.00
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Pontiac-Oakland County Airport, while climbing, one of the engine failed. The pilot was cleared to return for an emergency landing and initiated a turn to the left when the airplane crashed into culvert storage area. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Engine malfunction during initial climb for undetermined reasons.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Springfield

Date & Time: Sep 15, 1975 at 2106 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N3486
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Reno – Denver – Atlanta
MSN:
1245
YOM:
1938
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16052
Captain / Total hours on type:
715.00
Circumstances:
En route from Denver to Atlanta, the crew reported technical problems to ATC and was cleared to divert to Springfield Airport. On approach in poor weather conditions, the crew was unable to locate the runway and decided to initiate a go-around when both engines failed. The airplane stalled, struck trees and crashed in a wooded area. All eight occupants were injured, two of them seriously, and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Failure of both engines during a go-around due to a fuel exhaustion. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The pilot attempted operation with known deficiencies in equipment,
- Improper IFR operation,
- Mismanagement of fuel,
- Fuel exhaustion,
- High obstructions,
- Low ceiling,
- Rain,
- Fog,
- Localizer and glide slope unreliable,
- Fuel exhaustion during climb to top overcast.
Final Report:

Crash of Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Sky Bryce

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1972 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N10PB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sky Bryce - Richmond
MSN:
1247
YOM:
1938
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18272
Captain / Total hours on type:
262.00
Circumstances:
At liftoff, the twin engine airplane stalled and crashed. The pilot was slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot who failed to deice the airplane that was contaminated by frost on wings.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Briare

Date & Time: Nov 20, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-BHVT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1211
YOM:
1937
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered a landing accident at Briare-Châtillon Airfield. There were no casualties but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed 12 Electra Junior in Brasília

Date & Time: Oct 3, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PP-VTA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1278
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash landed at Brasília Airport while completing a cargo flight. Both pilots escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Casper

Date & Time: May 9, 1969 at 0625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N399X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1223
YOM:
1938
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2619
Captain / Total hours on type:
87.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Casper-Hartford Airport, while in initial climb, the airplane encountered difficulties to gain height. Control was lost and the airplane crashed in flames near the runway end. All eight occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot who took off with the elevator secured by locking batten. Uncontrolled descent until impact.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Copenhagen

Date & Time: Feb 13, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OY-AOT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1285
YOM:
1940
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport. No casualties.

Crash of a Lockheed 12-26 Electra Junior in Bukit Besi

Date & Time: Oct 26, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9M-ANK
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1302
YOM:
1942
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing at Bukit Besi. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.