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Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Fecha:lunes 17 enero 1955
Hora:ca 05:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-121J Super Constellation
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 131639
Numéro de série: 4140
Año de Construcción: 1953
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:112 km (70 milles) SW de la costa de Stephenville, NL, Canada (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

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


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Distance from Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL to Patuxent River NAS, MD as the crow flies is 1818 km (1136 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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