Accident description
Last updated: 31 August 2014
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Date:Tuesday 25 April 1967
Time:19:05
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: 53-0549
C/n / msn: 4364
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) S off Nantucket Island, MA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The EC-121 plane took off from Otis AFB at 18:58. Eight minutes later the crew reported a fire in the nr. 3 engine. They would attempt an emergency landing at Nantucket, but did not make it. The airplane crashed just offshore into the sea.

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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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