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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Thursday 20 February 1958
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: 141310
C/n / msn: 4434
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:176 km (110 mls) W off Ilha do Corvo, Azores (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Disappeared between checkpoints Mahogany and Pendulum during routine barrier flight.


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Distance from Argentia NAS, NF to Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 2351 km (1470 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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