Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 17 April 1957
Time:09:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141314
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)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
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.

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster


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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.
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