Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 30 October 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed R7V-1 Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 128441
C/n / msn: 4108
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:560 km (350 mls) E off Maryland, USA (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Flightnumber: 57
Narrative:
The US Navy Super Constellation departed Patuxent River NAS at 21:39 for a flight to Port Lyautey via Lajes AFB, Azores. Last radio contact with the flight was at 23:00 when the aircraft was about 350 miles off the Maryland coast. The search for the missing aircraft was abandoned November 4 because of extreme weather conditions.

Events:


Sources:
» The Bermuda Triangle Mystery- Solved / L.D. Kusche


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Distance from Patuxent River NAS, MD to Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 4209 km (2630 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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