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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 October 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Neptune MR.1
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: WX510
C/n / msn: 426-5109
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:210 km (131.3 mls) W off Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune was destroyed when it crashed into the sea off Barra during an air-sea rescue mission, killing all nine crew on board.

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