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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Anyone know what ever became of Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14-N2 Super Electra (r/n NX-18973)? This is the aircraft he made his around the world flight in. I can't find any reference to the aircraft after the flight...

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Never mind...I found out:

Lockheed Aircraft Company sold the Electra 14-N2, NX18973, to the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was assigned fuselage identification AX688. On 10 November 1940, the Super Electra took off from Nairobi, Kenya on a transcontinental ferry flight to from South Africa to Egypt. There were high winds and rain. After climbing to 500 feet (152 meters) AGL, the Electra turned to the left. It stalled, entered a spin and crashed. The wreck caught fire. All persons aboard were killed.

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