- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 12, 1959
Time: 15:29
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Operator: Capital Airlines
Flight #: 983
Route: Pittsburg - Charleston
AC Type: Lockheed C-69 Constellation
Registration: N2735A
cn / ln: 1978
Aboard: 44   (passengers:38  crew:6)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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