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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 18 Januar 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 127744
Werknummer: 426-5078
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 13
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Shantou [Formosa Strait] (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Okinawa-Naha NAS (OKA/ROAH), Japan
Flug nach:Okinawa-Naha NAS (OKA/ROAH), Japan
Unfallbericht:
A U.S. Navy Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune (127744), attached to the Navy Patrol Squadron VP-22, was based at Okinawa. It was engaged in a mission to photograph communist anti-aircraft artillery on China's southeastern coast. The aircraft was struck by ground fire, causing a fire in the no.1 engine and left-hand wing. The fire could not be contained and the aircraft was ditched about 15 minutes later in the Formosa Strait. All 13 on board were able to evacuate the aircraft.
A U.S. Coast Guard Martin PBM-5G Mariner (84738) was dispatched and landed at sea. Eleven crewmen were rescued but two remained missing.
The Mariner pilot eventually decided to depart, but the aircraft crashed on takeoff. In this accident five of the eight Mariner crew were killed. Four of the eleven Neptune crewmen were also killed.
The survivors were eventually rescued by the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Halsey Powell later that night.

Informationsquelle:
» p2vneptune.com
» Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter


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