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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 5 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 122443
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 12
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Burtonwood RAF Station (BUT) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Burtonwood RAF Station (BUT/EGOB), United Kingdom
Narrative:
A Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune (122443) operated by the United States Navy undershot the runway during a hot landing at RAF Burtonwood and collided with a USAF Douglas C-47 (42-100912). One crew member on the Neptune and Six others on the C-47 were killed. Fifteen others were injured, 11 on the Neptune and 4 on the C-47.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» vpnavy.com
» Chicago Tribune, 6-1-1952


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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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