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.
|Date:||Sunday 22 January 1961|
|Type:||Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|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)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Midway Islands NAS, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands|
|Destination airport:||Midway Islands NAS, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands|
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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.