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Accident description
Last updated: 28 May 2017
Date:Wednesday 14 May 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed R7V-1 Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131652
C/n / msn: 4153
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) E of Taft, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), United States of America
Destination airport:Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA (NUQ/KNUQ), United States of America
The airplane struck a hill and crashed as it attempted to divert to Taft, CA in an apparent emergency.



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Distance from Ontario International Airport, CA to Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA as the crow flies is 545 km (340 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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