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Last updated: 21 January 2022
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Datum:vrijdag 25 maart 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RB-69A Neptune
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registratie: 54-4040
Constructienummer: 726-7101
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kunsan (   Zuid-Korea)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hsinchu Airport (HSZ/RCPO), Taiwan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gunsan (Kunsan) Airport (KUV/RKJK), Zuid-Korea
Beschrijving:
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acquired seven Neptunes in 1954 and configured them with cameras and electronics intelligence gear. Five of those were stationed in Taiwan and operated by the Republic of China Air Force.
They were reportedly used to conduct intrusion ELINT missions over mainland China, dropping and supplying agents, and dropping propaganda leaflets. Missions were usually flown at night.
The Neptune crashed into a hill near Kunsan, South Korea, during a low level ferry flight from Hsinchu, Taiwan to staging area in Kunsan, South Korea.

Bronnen:
» Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter
» The Growth of China’s Air Defenses: Responding to Covert Overflights, 1949–1974 / Bob Bergin
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hsinchu Airport en Gunsan (Kunsan) Airport bedraagt 1339 km (837 miles).

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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