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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:vendredi 27 février 1953
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 39357
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Station Echo (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS (NWU), Bermudes
Aéroport de destination:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Détails:
The operated on a flight from Bermuda to Lajes, Azores over the Atlantic Ocean. The flight continued normally, cruising at 11,000-ft. At 13:32Z a sudden power loss occurred on the starboard engine. The BMEP dropped from 145 to 70 and manifold pressure from 31" to 17". The pilot decided to return to Bermuda.
At 13:52Z. as the aircraft was descending to 3000 ft, the starboard engine built up to 20" manifold pressure and commenced severe backfiring. The propeller was then feathered.
At 14:45Z while maintaining 3000 feet the port engine began smoking and throwing oil. The pilot diverted to Station Echo, weather observation station located in the Atlantic Ocean east of Bermuda. The aircraft ditched at 15:31Z. All crew members were quickly rescued by USCGC Coos Bay.

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


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS et Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores est de 3426 km (2141 miles).

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