Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 January 1961
Time:03:04
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: 143193
C/n / msn: 4467
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Midway Island NAS (   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Midway Islands NAS, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Destination airport:Midway Islands NAS, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Narrative:
While returning from aborted barrier mission, the aircraft hit a seawall debris at end of short runway. The main mount was sheared off and it cartwheeled, slid into a Crash Crew Truck, exploded and burned. All 3 inside the truck also suffered fatal injuries.

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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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