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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 7 January 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-2H Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 140966
C/n / msn: 726-7068
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ/KNGZ), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The port auxiliary jet engine caught fire shortly after takeoff from NAS Alameda. The crew attempted to return but the aircraft became uncontrollable and ditched into San Francisco Bay.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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