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Last updated: 28 February 2021
Date:Thursday 19 July 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-121K Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 145936
C/n / msn: 5517
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:6555
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atsugi NAS (NJA) (   Japan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Destroyed by fire on ground when Gas Turbine Power Unit (GTPU) was left running unattended without cover. Other sources say the accident happened at Guam-Agana NAS.

Damaged on the ground

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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