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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 28 September 1954
Type:Martin P5M-1 Marlin
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 127697
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sangley Point Naval Station (NSP) (   Philippines)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Sangley Point Naval Station (NSP/RPLS), Philippines
Destination airport:Sangley Point Naval Station (NSP/RPLS), Philippines
Visibility was greatly reduced as the Martin Marlin prepared for a night patrol takeoff. Also, many sealane light markers were out. They began their takeoff run, got off course, fired all four jato bottles and ran into the shoreline.

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