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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:Montag 19 Oktober 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: 124901
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (   Island)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Island
Flug nach:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Island
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft operated on a routine reconnaissance patrol mission out of NAS Keflavik, Iceland.
During the last radio contact the pilot reported that one engine was out and that the aircraft was losing altitude between the southern coast of Iceland and the Vestmannaeyjar Island. The aircraft impacted the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, some 175 km east of Keflavik.
Rescue workers reached the wreckage in poor weather and were able to extract one body from the wreckage before storms sealed it in the ice. The wreckage was spotted again in October 1981. The bodies of the eight remaining crewmen were recovered.

Informationsquelle:
» Naval Aviation News, Feb 1983
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Goulburn Evening Post October 19,1953


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