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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Fecha:lunes 26 septiembre 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-3W Neptune
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 131442
Numéro de série: 426-5323
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:480 km (300 milles) SW de la costa de Jamaica [Caribbean] (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
The P2V-3W Neptune aircraft 'Snowcloud Five' departed Guantánamo Bay NAS to investigate Hurricane Janet, which was at the time a Category 4 hurricane south of Jamaica. The aircraft penetrated the hurricane's eyewall at an altitude of 700 feet and all contact was lost. All 11 people on board, including nine crew members and two journalists, were killed.
An extensive search and rescue operation yielded no results.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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