WV-2, 141324, Patuxent River , MD
August 9, 1962
9, 1962, 141324 with 17 crewmen and 2 passengers on board, was on the return flight from NAS
Corpus Christi, TX to the home station at Patuxent River, MD.
Lockheed WV-2, from the Airborne Early Warning Training Unit, Atlantic (AEWTULANT)
crashed while on landing approach in a heavy rainstorm.
The aircraft came to rest short of the runway, on the edge of a pond, and
5 fatalities with the rest of the crew and two passengers escaping with injuries that ranged from
very minor to severe. Several of the survivors suffered burns from the fire.
Pilot - Lt.
Walter R. Filmore
Lt. Cdr. W.I. Anderson
Engineer-John Mark Heinbach ADCM
– Dale L. Payton AT2
Operator- Kenneth W. Taylor ACW3
Larry R. Thomas ADR2, Flight Engineer
LTJG A. J. Pongress, Navigator James W. Coursey AT2, Radioman
G. Russell ADR2, Gnd Support J. L. Hackbarth ATR3, Radioman
James Gettle AE2, Electritian D. M. Weathers AT1, Radar Tech
J.E. Bruner AC3, CIC Operator A. F. Edwards AMC, Gnd Support
G. R. Foshee AM2, Gnd Support J. W. Kilgore AD2, Gnd Support
LCDR L. R. W. Duncan, Passenger Capt. W. H. Belcher, USAF, Passenger