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Last updated: 21 September 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 April 1969
Time:13:30
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: 135749
C/n / msn: 4316
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SE off Chongjin (   North Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Narrative:
Shot down by 2 North Korean MiG-17 fighters over the Sea of Japan.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Willy Victor Roster
» A New Lesson In The Limits Of Power (Dean Boys' website)


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