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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Thursday 9 August 1962
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: 141324
MSN: 4448
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patuxent River-NAS, MD (NHK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (CRP/KCRP), United States of America
Destination airport:Patuxent River NAS, MD (NHK/KNHK), United States of America
The Lockheed WV-2 from the Airborne Early Warning Training Unit, Atlantic (AEWTULANT) crashed while on landing approach in a heavy rainstorm. The aircraft came to rest on an incline behind a pond and burned.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Corpus Christi International Airport, TX to Patuxent River NAS, MD as the crow flies is 2265 km (1416 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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