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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 7 Juli 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed R7V-1 Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 128440
Werknummer: 4107
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) S of Chestertown, MD (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), USA
Flug nach:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Super Constellation had left Patuxent River NAS (NHK) on a routine service test flight. At an altitude of about 10,000 feet the airplane banked left and lost its tail. The airplane crashed within 100 yards of the west bank of the Chester River. The tail fell into Langford's Bay, two miles west of the fuselage.



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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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