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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Monday 31 October 1960
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: 126513
C/n / msn: 4302
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:McMurdo Sound (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Narrative:
The aircraft, from the Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight (VXN-8) crashed upon landing at McMurdo Sound. It hit snowbank, causing the landing gear to collapse and port wing and engine to be sheared off.

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