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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 23 August 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed WC-121N Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 137891
Werknummer: 4378
Baujahr: 1956
Betriebsstunden:4353
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Puerto Rico (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Upon initial penetration of a storm eye (Hurricane Cleo) , the port wing tip fuel tank and portion of wing were torn away by extreme updraft turbulence. While trying to exit the storm, the starboard tip tank and larger portion of wing were torn away by extreme down draft turbulence. An emergency landing was made at NAS Roosevelt Roads, PR. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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