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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 August 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-3 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 122940
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9,7 km (6.1 mls) W off Paeng Nylong-do (   North Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune attacked an enemy patrol vessel near Chinnampo, Korea. The starboard engine of the aircraft was damaged by enemy AAA fire and the engine caught fire. The pilot ditched the plane west off Paeng Nylong-do.
The entire crew was rescued by the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Kenya. As a result of this loss, patrol aircraft were no longer assigned attack missions in Korea.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Ditching

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» patronsix.com


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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