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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 18 January 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 127744
C/n / msn: 426-5078
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Shantou [Formosa Strait] (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by Chinese Communist Forces. The crew was rescued by US Navy Martin Mariner 84738.

Sources:
» Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter


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