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Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Datum:Montag 8 Januar 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RB-69A Neptune
Fluggesellschaft:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Kennzeichen: 54-4038
Werknummer: 726-7097
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Korea Bay (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acquired seven Neptunes in 1954 and configured them with cameras and electronics intelligence gear. Five of those were stationed in Taiwan and operated by the Republic of China Air Force.
They were reportedly used to conduct intrusion ELINT missions over mainland China, dropping and supplying agents, and dropping propaganda leaflets. Missions were usually flown at night.
Aircraft used by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) to intercept the intruders were MiG-17 fighters. Ilyushin 28/Harbin H-5 jets were used to drop flares and used search lights to illuminate the Neptunes for the MiG-17s. Additionally, Tupolev Tu-4 aircraft were fitted with radar.
This Neptune crashed into the Korea Bay while conducting an ELINT and leaflet dropping mission.

Informationsquelle:
» The Growth of China’s Air Defenses: Responding to Covert Overflights, 1949–1974 / Bob Bergin
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter


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