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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 21 December 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Newfoundland, Canada (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in Atlantic Ocean during a fleet training exercise.

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 23 December 1960, p7
» El Siglo de Torreón 22 December 1960, p1
» vpnavy.com


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