Accident description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 23 December 1957
Time:ca 15:45
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: 143197
C/n / msn: 4471
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 23
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NW off Kahuku Point, Oahu, HI (   Pacific Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
All four engines failed while at 1500 feet and the aircraft was ditched in the Pacific Ocean with towering waves, some of which topped 14 feet.

Events:

Sources:
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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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