Crash of a Lockheed 14-N3 Super Electra in Medford

Date & Time: Sep 17, 1966 at 1456 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N18138
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medford - Medford
MSN:
1416
YOM:
1938
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6360
Captain / Total hours on type:
224.00
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a local test flight and the twin engine airplane was used for an electronic test project mission. For such program, a special authorisation was granted to use the aircraft in an overweight configuration. After liftoff, during initial climb, the airplane encountered difficulties to gain height and its speed was too low. It stalled, struck the ground and crashed in flames. All four occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Premature liftoff on part of the pilot-in-command and failure to maintain flying speed.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Tarapoto: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-QAG-338
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tarapoto – Lima
MSN:
1451
YOM:
1938
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Just after liftoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft nosed up, stalled and crashed. All three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the cargo shifted shortly after rotation, causing the center of gravity to move forward and the aircraft to nose up. In such conditions, the crew was unable to maintain an adequate control of the airplane that crashed.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-08 Super Electra in Winterburn: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 1955 at 1705 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CF-TCI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Winterburn - Winterburn
MSN:
1472
YOM:
1938
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft took off at approximately 1700LT on a local test flight carrying a crew of 2 and 4 passengers. The purpose of the flight was to test the single-engine performance of the aircraft when loaded to the maximum permissible weight for take-off and to determine the correct power setting and performance. Just before 1705LT witnesses stated that they saw the aircraft turn onto its back with a sudden cessation of engine noise and white or grey vapor was seen to come from both engines as it dived in a very steep nose down attitude to the ground. From statements of witnesses it was deduced that it was probable that the aircraft was below 1,000 feet when it turned onto its back. The aircraft exploded on impact and caught fire. All the occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
For reasons that were not conclusively determined, the aircraft assumed an unusual position at an altitude above the ground which was insufficient to permit recovery. The aircraft was overloaded by at least 900 lbs and this would raise the stalling speed and affect the controllability of the aircraft.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Perpignan

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1952
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
F-BDRV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1488
YOM:
1939
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing and came to rest in flames. No casualties.

Crash of a Lockheed 14H Electra in Stockholm: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 14, 1951 at 0417 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SE-BTN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stockholm – Jönköping
MSN:
1421
YOM:
1938
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a cargo flight to Jönköping, carrying a load of newspaper, four passengers and a crew of two. After takeoff from runway 13 at Stockholm-Bromma Airport in good weather conditions, the airplane climbed to a height of 20 meters when the starboard engine lost power. The aircraft, turning to the right and climbing, gradually stalled and crashed at the intersection of the runways. Three passengers and one crew member were killed and the surviving passenger and a pilot were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of the accident was a piloting error. The take-off speed was too low and consequently, when an engine failure occurred the aircraft stalled. The engine failure was probably caused by a lack of fuel in the tank on which the pilot had set the selector.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Kingston

Date & Time: Mar 22, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-TCK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1474
YOM:
1938
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in an aerial photography mission and was carrying one photographer and a crew of two. During takeoff roll at Kingston-Palisadoes Airport, the twin engine aircraft skidded, went out of control and eventually came to rest. While all three occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Headingley: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-TCQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1502
YOM:
1939
Flight number:
TCA039
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
During initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a snow covered field located in Headingley, about 10 km west of Winnipeg Airport. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Schofields

Date & Time: Jan 22, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-ADT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1409
YOM:
1938
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the left main gear collapsed after hitting a log. The twin engine aircraft went out of control, veered off runway, slid for several yards and came to rest in flames. All four occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra in Turtle Creek: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-TCJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Moncton - Moncton
MSN:
1473
YOM:
1938
Flight number:
TCA032
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a local training flight from Moncton Airport. After completing a circuit, he was returning to the airfield when the right engine failed. The pilot lost control of the aircraft that lost height, hit trees and crashed in flames in a wooded area located in Turtle Creek, southwest of Moncton Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine.

Crash of a Lockheed B14-S Super Electra in La Libertad: 21 killed

Date & Time: Apr 22, 1946
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AN-ACC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Libertad – Managua
MSN:
1401
YOM:
1937
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from La Libertad for unknown reason, killing all 21 occupants.