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Accident description
Last updated: 19 July 2018
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
C/n / 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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Katwijk (   Netherlands)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Valkenburg NAS (LID/EHVB), Netherlands
Destination airport:?
Two drunk mechanics boarded the plane at night and attempted to takeoff for a joy flight. The airplane crashed at sea.

» Leeuwarder Courant 23-1-1965


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