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Date:lundi 19 octobre 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: 124901
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (   Islande)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Islande
Aéroport de destination:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Islande
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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