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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 6 November 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: 124283
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) off Vladivostok (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A US Navy P2V Neptune was shot down by two Soviet Air Force Lavochkin La-11 fighters about 20 miles off the coast of Vladivostok, according to the United States or inside Russian airspace near Vladivostok according to the Soviets at the time.
The US did not announce the incident until November 23, 1951.

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


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