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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Date:Monday 3 September 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
Operator:Japan Maritime Self Defence Force - JMSDF
Registration: 4628
MSN: 2012
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nase, Amami (   Japan)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kanoya Air Base (RJFY), Japan
Destination airport:Kanoya Air Base (RJFY), Japan
Narrative:
A Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune clipped a tree and crashed in a residential area on Amami Island, killing all 12 on board.
The aircraft was transporting blood and plasma for an emergency operation on the island. It was the intention to drop the case by parachute.

Sources:
» Pacific Stars and Stripes September 4, 1962
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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