Accident
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Montag 17 Januar 1955
Zeit:ca 05:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-121J Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 131639
Werknummer: 4140
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:112 km (70 Meilen) SW vom Land entfernt von Stephenville, NF, Canada (   Atlantischer Ozean) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NF (YJT/CYJT), Kanada
Flug nach:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), USA
Unfallbericht:
Super Constellation 131639 departed Stephenville on a flight to Patuxent River NAS (NHK). While over Prince Edward Island the crew reported that two engines were out. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress escorted the plane back towards Stephenville, but lost visual contact with the plane.
It crashed into the sea.


Informationsquelle:
» 13 Believed dead in plane crash: sight empty rafts (Holland Evening Sentinel, 1955-01-17)


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Distance from Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NF to Patuxent River NAS, MD as the crow flies is 1818 km (1136 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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