Airplane Crash - Near Markt Schwaben, West Germany 05/22/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Markt Schwaben, West Germany


Date05/22/1962
Time11:40
LocationNear Markt Schwaben, West Germany
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeLockheed C121J
Registration131390
Cn/In4310
Aboard26
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryAfter departing Rhein-Main Air Base, the pilot sent a distress message requesting an emergency landing. Soon after, the aircraft disintegrated losing it's left wing. Some sort of undetermined emergency led to explosive decompression which led to the destruction of the plane.

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