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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 1957
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: WX511
C/n / msn: 426-5106
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Forres-Kinloss RAF Station (FSS/EGQK), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Lockheed Neptune was engaged in a test flight prior to a flight to Malta. During a "touch and go" the propellers failed to go into fine pitch. The captain aborted the takeoff but overran the runway. In order not to hit a bus on the Findhorn road, he selected the undercarriage up. The nose wheel retracted, but the main wheels didn't. The plane stood on it's nose and ground to a halt with one engine on fire. The crew all exited the plane without injury.

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


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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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