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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Montag 6 November 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RB-69A Neptune
Fluggesellschaft:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Kennzeichen: 54-4039
Werknummer: 726-7099
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shantung Province (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) acquired seven Neptunes in 1954 and configured them with cameras and electronics intelligence gear. Five of those were stationed in Taiwan and operated by the Republic of China Air Force.
They were reportedly used to conduct intrusion ELINT missions over mainland China, dropping and supplying agents, and dropping propaganda leaflets. Missions were usually flown at night.
The Neptune was conducting a low level penetration flight and was shot down by an SA-2 Guideline missile over Shantung province..

Informationsquelle:
» The Growth of China’s Air Defenses: Responding to Covert Overflights, 1949–1974 / Bob Bergin
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter


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