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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 26 December 1951
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: 122972
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:160 km (100 mls) E off Kosing, North Korea [Sea of Japan] (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Narrative:
The Lockheed P2V-3 Neptune ditched at night in bad weather during a weather reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrol mission due to a runaway prop.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» The Atsugi 1951 Runaway Prop and Ditching / by Russell “Pete” McKnight and Jack Masters


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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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