Airplane Crash - Charleston, West Virginia 05/12/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Charleston, West Virginia


Date05/12/1959
Time15:29
LocationCharleston, West Virginia
OperatorCapital Airlines
Flight #983
RoutePittsburg - Charleston
TypeLockheed C-69 Constellation
RegistrationN2735A
Cn/In1978
Aboard44
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe pilot intentionally ground looped the aircraft, which slid down a steep embankment caught fire and burned. Landing too fast on a wet runway under conditions conductive to aquaplaning.

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