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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 17 April 1957
Time:09:33
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: 141314
C/n / msn: 4438
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:558
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Argentia Naval Air Station, NL (NWP) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Narrative:
The Super Constellation took off from Argentia for a normal barrier flight. A fire caused by overheated brake and tire, caused an explosion in the left wheel well and the no. 2 (left-hand inboard) engine fell off. The flight crew carried out a wheels-up forced landing at Argentia NAS.

Classification:

Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster


Photos

photo of Lockheed-WV-2-Super-Constellation-141314
accident date: 17-04-1957
type: Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
registration: 141314
 

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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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