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Date:Tuesday 15 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-121M Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 135749
MSN: 4316
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE off Chongjin (   North Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Shot down by 2 North Korean MiG-17 fighters over the Sea of Japan.

Shot down by aircraft
Loss of control

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