- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 23, 1957
Time: c 16:00
Location: Off Oahu, Hawaii
Operator: Military - U.S. Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Lockheed WV-2
Registration: 143197
cn / ln: 4471
Aboard: 23   (passengers:19  crew:4)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:16  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft lost all power during a simulated emergency maneuver and struck the water after descending from a altitude of 1,000 ft. One of the crew moved an emergency shut-off lever in the wrong direction depriving all four engines of their fuel supply. The plane hit the water and broke in two. It was ruled the check pilot had failed to initiate remedial action when the aircraft began to lose altitude and failed to exercise authority when the real emergency developed.
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