ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed SP-2H Neptune 212 Katwijk
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Date:Saturday 23 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune
Operator:Marine Luchtvaart Dienst - MLD
Registration: 212
MSN: 726-7267
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:610
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Katwijk (   Netherlands)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Valkenburg Naval Air Station (LID/EHVB), Netherlands
Destination airport:?
Two mechanics who were on night time duty at Valkenburg Naval Air Station, the Netherlands, began preparing a Lockheed SP-2H Neptune patrol plane on the flight line. They told two guards that the flight crew was due to arrive for a search and rescue mission.
Both men boarded the aircraft, started the engines and began taxiing to the runway.
The aircraft took off and was seen to climb steeply. It then began a descent over the city of Katwijk and crashed into the sea.

» Leeuwarder Courant 23-1-1965
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» Neptune 212-V gekaapt en verongelukt / Ad Meulenberg


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