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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Date:dimanche 18 janvier 1953
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 127744
Numéro de série: 426-5078
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 13
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 13
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Shantou [Formosa Strait] (   Chine)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Okinawa-Naha NAS (OKA/ROAH), Japon
Aéroport de destination:Okinawa-Naha NAS (OKA/ROAH), Japon
Détails:
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.

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


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