Airplane Crash - Asbury Park, New Jersey 06/20/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Asbury Park, New Jersey


Date06/20/1956
Time01:30
LocationAsbury Park, New Jersey
OperatorLinea Aeropostal Venezolana
RouteNew York City - Caracas
TypeLockheed 1049E-55 Super Constellation
RegistrationYV-C-AMS
Cn/In4561
Aboard74
Fatalities74
Ground0
SummaryAbout 1.5 hours after taking off from New York, the pilot radioed the No. 2 propeller was overspeeding and could not be feathered. Upon trying to return to New York the plane caught fire and crashed into the AtlantiOcean. Vibration resulting from the uncontrollable propeller caused one of the inside wing attachments to loosen or break somewhere between the fuel tank and the dump chute causing an uncontrollable fire.

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