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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69526
Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Time:17:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Owner/operator:26 Sqn (VPN-26) USN
Registration: 59645
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Baltic Sea, 15 km south off Liepaja -   Latvia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wiesbaden AFB (G)
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB
The PB4Y-2 from VPN 26 took off from Wiesbaden Air Base on a electronic surveillance flight monitoring Soviet submarines. The Privateer was intercepted by four Soviet La-11 fighters over the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia, south of Liepaja and shot down.

Sources: One engine recovered 2001, article in swedish Monument in Latvia including the lost Privateer crew.

Revision history:

01-Nov-2009 07:36 harro Added
09-Jan-2014 21:10 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Sep-2015 14:58 TB Updated [Location]
03-Apr-2017 07:55 Masen63 Updated [Time, Source]
30-Jun-2020 16:30 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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