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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 24 May 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39334
C/n / msn: 126-1034
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:185 km (115.6 mls) SW off Cape Flattery, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged by errant 20-mm cannon round during gunnery practice 100 miles south west of Cape Flattery. A cannon round ricoched off the water and hit the engine nacelle.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» vpnavy.org
» vp4.navy.mil


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