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Date:Friday 12 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131521
MSN: 426-5402
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kronborg Glacier (   Greenland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Crashed during routine reconnaissance mission looking for Russian submarines.

Sources:
» navy.mil
» vpnavy.org
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Daily Globe January 13,1962


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accident date: 12-01-1962
type: Lockheed P2V Neptune
registration: 131521
 

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