Airplane Crash - Midway Island Naval Air Station 01/22/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Midway Island Naval Air Station


Date01/22/1961
Time01:40
LocationMidway Island Naval Air Station
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeLockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
RegistrationBU143193
Cn/In4467
Aboard22
Fatalities6
Ground3
SummaryWhile returning from an aborted barrier mission, the aircraft hit a seawall at end of short runway. The main landing geart was sheared off and the aircraft cartwheeled, slid into a vehicle, exploded and burned.

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