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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Wednesday 26 December 1962
Type:Martin P5M-1 Marlin
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 127712
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:560 km (350 mls) SW off San Diego, CA, USA (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Narrative:
Lost at sea during a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos
» Oakland Tribune December 27,1962


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