Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 28 February 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-121G Super Constellation (L-1049)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-4069
C/n / msn: 4149
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Prescott Airport, AZ (PRC) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ (GYR/KGYR), United States of America
Destination airport:Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ (GYR/KGYR), United States of America
Narrative:
Lockheed C-121G 54-4069 was operated on behalf of the Military Air Transport Service. It had reportedly departed Litchfield Park NAS. The flight headed for Prescott Airport (PRC) where touch-and-goes were performed. The airplane crashed in rugged wooded terrain alongside U.S. Highway 89.

Sources:
» Crash Kills 5 Navy Men (Lincoln Evening Journal. 1959-03-01)


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Distance from Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ to Goodyear-Litchfield Park NAS, AZ 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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