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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 9 March 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-7S Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 147970
C/n / msn: 726-7220
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake George, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune was practicing night searchlight runs over Lake George in central Florida when it flew into the water.

Sources:
» 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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