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Date:Sunday 29 March 1959
Time:14:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 141332
MSN: 4456
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Argentia-NAS, NL (NWP) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Narrative:
Windshear encounter on approach to runway 23. The aircraft landed hard and the right main landing gear collapsed, it caught fire as it skidded down the runway. After skidding some 1500 feet, the plane veered sharply to the right leaving the runway. The right wing sheared off and the fuselage came to stop after skidding another 400 feet off the runway.

Classification:
Windshear/downdraft
Landing gear collapse
Runway excursion

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster


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