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Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:Friday 7 May 1954
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: 128421
C/n / msn: 426-5267
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 8 km SW of Nassau Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN), Bahamas
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune crashed into the sea about 300 yards off Clifton Pier, Nassau, Bahamas on takeoff, killing all aboard

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Billings Gazette May 8,1954


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