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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Fecha:martes 27 febrero 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed OP-2E Neptune
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 131484
Numéro de série: 426-5365
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Al Laos (   Laos)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Nakhon Phanom RTAFB (KOP/VTUW), Tailandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The Lockheed OP-2E Neptune was shot down by AAA in Laos.
The aircraft was flying at 5,000 feet above the jungle tops when it was hit in the radar well area where the old APS -20E radar had been removed.
One crewman was killed instantly. The hydraulic and electrical systems were severely damaged and the aircraft immediately filled with acrid smoke and fumes. The Commander ordered his crew to bail out. He remained at the controls of the stricken aircraft until the remaining seven crewmen had successfully bailed out.
He was seen to bail out, but never located and listed as MiA.

Fuentes:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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