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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 February 1955
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: 128399
C/n / msn: 426-5245
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:55,6 km (34.8 mls) NW of Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kodiak NAS, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Narrative:
A Lockheed Neptune of the U.S. Navy impacted a mountainside, killing all aboard.
The aircraft departed Kodiak at 16:31 and was expected to arrive at Elmendorf Air Force Base two hours later. Last contact with the flight was at 18:22.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Youngstown Vindicator 18 February 1955, p1
» San Bernardino Sun 18 February 1955, p1


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Distance from Kodiak NAS, AK to Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK as the crow flies is 415 km (259 miles).

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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