Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 16 November 1973
Time:10:48 UTC
Type:Grumman C-2A Greyhound
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 152787
C/n / msn: 4
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) ESE off Chania-Soúda Airport (CHQ) (   Greece) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chania-Soúda Airport (CHQ/LGSA), Greece
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into sea about five miles from runway 11 after both engines lost power. Fuel contamination with water suspected.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Scramble


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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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