Narrative:The Super Constellation took off from Argentia for a normal barrier flight. A fire caused by overheated brake and tire, caused an explosion in the left wheel well and the no. 2 engine fell off. The aircraft crashed and burned on the runway after wheels-up landing at Argentia NAS.
|Date:||Wednesday 17 April 1957|
Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 4438|
|First flight:|| 1956|
|Total airframe hrs:||558|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Argentia-NAS, NF (NWP) ( Canada)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada|
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Distance from Argentia NAS, NF to Argentia NAS, NF as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.