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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 31 July 1963
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: 141329
MSN: 4453
First flight: 1956
Total airframe hrs:8444
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gander-RCAF Station, NL (YQX) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:Gander-RCAF Station, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
The Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation maritime reconnaissance plane ran off the runway at Gander-RCAF Station, Canada. It struck the ILS localizer building and came to rest across a road. The airframe was broken in front of the wing.
The aircraft was practicing ILS approaches to runway 22 and touch-and-goes. Because the localizer for runway runway 04 (the active runway) was unserviceable, the crew decided to conduct their ILS approaches to runway 21. This meant the aircraft touched down with a tailwind.

Runway excursion

» Daily News, 31 July 1963
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photo of Lockheed-EC-121K-Super-Constellation-141329
accident date: 31-07-1963
type: Lockheed EC-121K Super Constellation
registration: 141329

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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 Argentia NAS, NL to Gander-RCAF Station, NL as the crow flies is 185 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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