- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 17, 1953
Time: 2315
Location: Near Milton, Florida
Operator: Military - U.S. Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: Whitting NAS - Norfolk NB
AC Type: Fairchild R4Q-2
Registration: 131663
cn / ln: 10830
Aboard: 46   (passengers:40  crew:6)
Fatalities: 44   (passengers:39  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The co-pilot failed to maintain a sufficient rate of climb after becoming airborne, struck obstacles and crashed into a wooded area. The pilot suffered from spatial disorientation immediately after liftoff.
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