Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 2 April 1959
Time:23:35
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: 141303
C/n / msn: 4427
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 29
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Argentia-NAS, NF (NWP) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
Narrative:
The Lockheed WV-2 crashed during hard landing while returning from aborted barrier patrol mission with one engine out. The starboard wing broke off on impact, causing it to flip upside down and burn.

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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.
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