EC-121T Super Constellation S/N 55-121Lockheed R7V 2 c1953 300dpi

The Incident:

EC-121 was taxying to runway when left landing gear collapsed and wing hitting ground rupturing left wing fuel tank. Fire broke out and the crew abandoned the aircraft. Aircraft damaged beyond repair.

The Crew:

Capt. James T Webb. Crew and 16 passengers survived. 

The Aircraft:

MFG: Lockheed Corporation
TYPE: EC-121T / L-049
S/N: 55-121
C/N: 1049A-4394
Operator: USAAF

Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, Youtube

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