Date & Time: Oct 3, 2004 at 1620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
Operator:
Registration:
N6371C
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Midland-Boulder
MSN:
18-2598
YOM:
1943
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18000
Captain / Total hours on type:
50
Aircraft flight hours:
8999
Circumstances:
After participating to the Fina-CAF AirShow at Midland airport, Texas, the twin engine aircraft departed runway 34L when the pilot lost directional control. The aircraft veered off runway, crashed and burned. According NTSB, the accident was caused by pilot who did not prepare his flight correctly and chose the wrong runway.