- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 18, 1958
Time: ?
Location: NAS Argentia, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Operator: Military - U.S. Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: Patuxent River, NAS - Argentia,NAS
AC Type: Lockheed WV-2 Super Constellation
Registration: Bu141294
cn / ln: 4418
Aboard: 29   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into Placentia Bay, 1,000 feet short of the runway during a CGA landing, trying to get under the weather. The ceiling was reported indefinite, 200 feet, visibility, 2 miles in drizzle and fog. A precision approach was commenced to the runway. The approach was within tolerances and normal until after passing through GCA minimums, at which time the aircraft went below glide path and the pilot was instructed to take a waveoff. The waveoff was not executed until after the aircraft had actually made contact with the runway. After climbout, GCA was contacted and a second approach was requested to commence with no delay. The pilot advised GCA that the runway was in sight just before GCA gave him a waveoff on the first approach. The second approach was again normal until the final controller gave the instructions, "Approaching GCA minimums." The aircraft immediately commenced dropping below glide path. An emergency pullup was given, but the aircraft collided with the water and came to rest 2,050 feet east of the approach end of the runway. It sank in 26 feet of water
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