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Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Thursday 2 April 1959
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)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
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 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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