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Accident description
Last updated: 7 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 22 May 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-121M Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131390
C/n / msn: 4310
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) SW of Markt Schwaben (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Germany
Destination airport:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Germany
The aircraft from the Fleet Airborne Reconnaissance Sqdrn Two (VQ-2) crashed when the tail empennage tore off in flight.

Tail failure
Loss of control

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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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