Accident Lockheed C-121J Super Constellation 131639, Monday 17 January 1955
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Date:Monday 17 January 1955
Time:05:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed C-121J Super Constellation
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131639
MSN: 4140
Year of manufacture:1953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:112 km SW off Stephenville, NL, Canada -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT)
Destination airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK)
Narrative:
Super Constellation 131639 departed Stephenville on a flight to Patuxent River NAS (NHK). While over Prince Edward Island the crew reported that two engines were out. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress escorted the plane back towards Stephenville, but lost visual contact with the plane.
It crashed into the sea.

Sources:

13 Believed dead in plane crash: sight empty rafts (Holland Evening Sentinel, 1955-01-17)

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