Date & Time: Apr 25, 1967 at 1905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed C-121 Super Constellation
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Otis - Otis
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine airplane departed Otis AFB at 1858LT on a maritime patrol flight. Shortly after takeoff, the crew informed ground about the failure of the engine number three that caught fire and was cleared to divert to Nantucket for an emergency landing. While approaching Nantucket Island, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea. A passenger survived while all 15 other occupants were killed. The plane was piloted by Col James P. Lyle Jr., commander of the 551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing based at Otis. The survivor was the navigator, Lt Joseph H. Guenet from Montreal, Quebec.
Engine fire during initial climb.