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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 April 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-6 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 126518
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chincoteague NAAS, VA (WAL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chincoteague NAAS, VA (WAL/KWAL), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Exploded in midair after takeoff from NAS Chincoteague, VA.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 2 April 1957, p16
» 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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