Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 9 August 1962
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: 141324
C/n / msn: 4448
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patuxent River-NAS, MD (NHK) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (CRP/KCRP), United States of America
Destination airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
Narrative:
The Lockheed WV-2 from the Airborne Early Warning Training Unit, Atlantic (AEWTULANT) crashed while on landing approach in a heavy rainstorm. The aircraft came to rest on an incline behind a pond and burned.

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster


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Distance from Corpus Christi International Airport, TX to Patuxent River NAS, MD as the crow flies is 2265 km (1416 miles).

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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