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Accident description
Last updated: 23 May 2018
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Date:Wednesday 22 June 1955
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: 131515
C/n / msn: 426-5396
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:St Lawrence Island, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kodiak NAS, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Kodiak NAS, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Narrative:
The Neptune was attacked by Soviet MiG-15s while on patrol. It crash-landed on St Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
All eleven occupants were rescued by the US Air Force.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Montreal Gazette 24 June 1955, p1


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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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