Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 29 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman C-2A Greyhound
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 155122
C/n / msn: 17
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mediterranean Sea (   Mediterranean Sea) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:USS Independence
Narrative:
Crashed into sea while attempting to land on carrier USS Independence. The aircraft sank six minutes after impact with the two pilots trapped in the cockpit.

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 Networkĺs 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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