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Last updated: 19 June 2021
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Date:mercredi 8 février 1956
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 122466
Numéro de série: 126-1097
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Northern Venezuela (   Vénézuela)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
The Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune crashed while en-route to Antarctica to search for a missing US Navy DHC-3 Otter.
Over the northern coast of Venezuela the aircraft's lost the starboard engine. Torbet elected to return to Piarco Airport, Trinidad.
Fifteen miles from the coast, the port engine failed as well. The pilot then made a 'dead stick' landing in the only jungle clearing in a remote jungle swamp. The plane was completely demolished. Both wings were ripped off and the hull ruptured, all the crew survived unhurt and were rescued by Venezuelan authorities.

Sources:
» History Of The Famous Vx-6 Squadron's Aviators. The Men Who Flew The Frozen Continent And The Polar Ice Cap. 1955-1999 / Noel Gillespie
» The Panama American (February 08, 1956)
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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