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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Datum:woensdag 14 mei 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed R7V-1 Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 131652
Constructienummer: 4153
Bouwjaar: 1954
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:11 km (6.9 mijl) E of Taft, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA (NUQ/KNUQ), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft executed five successive accelerated stalls and lost 3,000 feet of altitude. The forces and accompanying vibrations caused serious structure damage to skin, stringers, and bulkheads in the aft portions of the fuselage.
The aircraft then suffered a structural failure and crashed.

Probable Cause:

This accident caused by failure in the linkage of the elevator boost system which caused the elevator to travel to the full up position.

» CAB Accident Report L-049 N86511, 1 Sep. 1961


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ontario International Airport, CA en Mountain View-Moffett Field, CA bedraagt 545 km (340 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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