NTSB Identification: ATL83FA021
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 18, 1982 in KOSCIUSKO, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/18/1983
Aircraft: LOCKHEED 18, registration: N1040G
Injuries: 3 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED WITHOUT LIGHTS MAKING REPEATED LOW ALTITUDE PASSES OVER A PIPELINE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT NIGHT. THE ACFTWAS EQUIPPED WITH AN INTERNAL AUX FUEL TANK, NON-STANDARD INTERNAL PLUMBING, A LARGE LEVER-OPERATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PUMP, AN INFLATABLE RAFT & OTHER SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT. THE CABIN DOOR WAS NOT FOUND AT THE CRASH SITE. THE PILOTS DEPARTEDFT.LAUDERDALE,FL 10/16/82 ON A FLT TO THE BAHAMAS & WERE EXPECTED TO RETURN 10/18/82.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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