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Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:Monday 19 October 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 124901
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Keflavík (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Keflavík Naval Air Station (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Ditched off Keflavík, Iceland.
During the last radio contact the pilot reported that one engine was out and that the aircraft was losing altitude between the southern coast of Iceland and the Vestmannaeyjar Island.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Goulburn Evening Post October 19,1953


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