Capital Airlines Flight 983

Capital Airlines Flight 983Tuesday May 12, 1959
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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday May 12, 1959
LocationCharleston, West Virginia
Passengers38
Crew6
Fatalities2
Survivors42
Aircraft TypeLockheed C-69 Constellation
OperatorCapital Airlines
RegistrationN2735A
Flight OriginPittsburg
Flight Destination Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia
Capital Airlines
Lockheed C-69 Constellation
1959