Narrative:Windshear encounter on approach to runway 23. The aircraft landed hard and the right main landing gear collapsed, it caught fire as it skidded down the runway. After skidding some 1500 feet, the plane veered sharply to the right leaving the runway. The right wing sheared off and the fuselage came to stop after skidding another 400 feet off the runway.
|Date:||Sunday 29 March 1959|
|Type:||Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 4456|
|First flight:|| 1956|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Argentia-NAS, NF (NWP) (Canada)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada|
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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.