Accident description
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 18 October 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: 141294
C/n / msn: 4418
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) W off Argentia NAS, NF (NWP) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed into Placentia Bay, 1000 feet short of the Argentia NAS runway during a GCA approach.

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster


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Distance from Patuxent River NAS, MD to Argentia NAS, NF as the crow flies is 2062 km (1289 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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