Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 11 November 1966
Time:01:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-121H Super Constellation
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-5262
C/n / msn: 4413
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:200 km (125 mls) E off Nantucket, MA, USA (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH), United States of America
Destination airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
Only a widening oil slick and a few bits of floating debris marked the spot of the crash. Recovered were pieces of aircraft skin and insulation, a seat with a cushion, and three empty life preservers. Air Force officials identified them as from the missing plane.


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Distance from Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA to Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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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