Date & Time: Apr 12, 1979 at 0645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll, the crew decided to abandon the takeoff procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the twin engine airplane overran, struck trees and crashed in flames. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed by fire. A load of 2,000 lbs of marijuana was found on board.
Collision with trees after an aborted takeoff because the crew delayed action in aborting takeoff.