Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Martin P5M-2 Marlin off Norfolk: 4 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 27, 1959
  • 135529
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Norfolk - Norfolk
  • Norfolk-Chambers Field NAS, Virginia
  • USA
  • North America
  • 10
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • En route, the crew reported that the right engine failed and elected to return to Norfolk-Chambers Field NAS. On approach, the left engine failed as well and the airplane stalled and crashed into the Willoughby Bay. Four crew members were killed while six others were seriously injured.
  • Double engine failure in flight.