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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 12 September 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed SP-2 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Seal Beach, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Los Alamitos NAS, CA (KSLI), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune suffered an engine fire after takeoff from Los Alamitos NAS, California. It barely climbed and impacted a residential area.

Sources:
» Desert Sun, Number 34, 13 September 1962


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