Date & Time: Jul 24, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed P-2 Harpoon
Operator:
Registration:
37208
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
15-1174
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
An engine caught fire in flight, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft registered 37208 (VP-ML-6) crashed in flames in a field located in Hershey. Four crew members were injured while three others were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine fire.