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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 8 September 1964
Time:02:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed SP-2E Neptune
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131513
C/n / msn: 426-5394
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:120 km (75 mls) off Vietnam coast [South China Sea] (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Neptune crashed into the waters of the South China Sea, 340 miles north-east of Saigon.

Sources:
» USS Constellation (CVA/CV-64) Deck Log dated 08SEP64


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