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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:maandag 26 september 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-3W Neptune
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 131442
Constructienummer: 426-5323
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:480 km (300 mijl) SW van Jamaica [Caribbean] (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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