ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation 143193 Midway Island-Sand Island Field (MDY)
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Date:Sunday 22 January 1961
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: 143193
MSN: 4467
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Midway Island-Sand Island Field (MDY) (   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Midway Island-Sand Island Field (MDY/PMDY), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Destination airport:Midway Island-Sand Island Field (MDY/PMDY), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
While returning from aborted barrier mission, the aircraft hit seawall debris at end of the short runway. The main mount was sheared off and it cartwheeled, slid into a Crash Crew Truck, exploded and burned. All 3 inside the truck also suffered fatal injuries.

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