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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Thursday 20 November 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-4 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 124242
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:112 km (70 mls) off Block Island, RI (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Quonset Point NAS, RI (NCO/KOQU), United States of America
Destination airport:Quonset Point NAS, RI (NCO/KOQU), United States of America
The Neptune (124242) was taking part in an anti-submarine warfare exercise off Block Island with another Neptune and the submarine USS Piper and a navy tug, USS Hopi.
The aircraft impacted the water during a target run.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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