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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 27 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed EC-121M Super Constellation
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 135751
C/n / msn: 4318
First flight: 1954
Total airframe hrs:6555
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atsugi NAS (NJA) (   Japan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The EC-121M from the Fleet Airborne Reconnaissance Sqdn One (VQ-1) had the radome being while "curing" with heat lamps. Fire started when wind blew heat lamps against the radome.

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» The Willy Victor Roster


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