Accident Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation 141314, Wednesday 17 April 1957
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Date:Wednesday 17 April 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141314
MSN: 4438
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:558 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Argentia Naval Air Station, NL (NWP) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP)
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP)
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.


The Willy Victor Roster



photo (c) U.S. Navy, via Dave Bowles; Argentia Naval Air Station, NL (NWP); 17 April 1957

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