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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69526
 
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Date:08-APR-1950
Time:17:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 59645
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km S off Liepaja -   Latvia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wiesbaden AFB/VPN-26
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The PB4Y-2 from VPN 26 took off from Wiesbaden Air Base on a electronic surveillance flight monitoring Soviet submarines. The Privateer was intercepted by four Soviet La-11 fighters over the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia, south of Liepaja and shot down.

Sources:

https://theaviationist.com/2009/09/28/airspace-violations-episode-2/
http://lae.blogg.se/2017/april/nedskjutningen-av-turbulent-turtle.html One engine recovered 2001, article in swedish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_sailors_and_fishermen_perished_in_the_sea Monument in Latvia including the lost Privateer crew.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2009 07:36 harro Added
09-Jan-2014 21:10 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Sep-2015 14:58 TB Updated [Location]
03-Apr-2017 07:55 Masen63 Updated [Time, Source]
30-Jun-2020 16:30 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Sep-2022 18:44 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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