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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 4 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-3W Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 124277
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Whidbey Island NAS, WA (NUW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During a test flight the Neptune made an emergency landing after developing a runaway propeller. The aircraft impacted a ground approach control unit.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Spokesman-Review 5 February 1951, p1


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