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MishapsMISHAPs: 10 APR 50 A/C: PV-2 ventura Location: NAS MINNEAPOLIS Strike: NO BUNO: 37073 Cause: DITCHED IN LK. MICH 100'OFF SHORE FROM BENTON IN 8' DURING LNDG APPROACH TO CHICAGO Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [16FEB99]

UPDATEHistory ThumbnailCameraMishap Photographs "...Benton Harbor, Mich: Part of a Navy PV-2 twin engined plane that was "ditched" in eight feet of water 400 feet offshore early today with eight Minneapolis men aboard..." WebSite: EBay http://www.ebay.com/usr/historicimages-store?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 [28JAN2016]

UPDATE "...I was aboard that aircraft. The squadron was VP-811 (organized reserve) and we returning from a flight to San Juan over Easter and flew into a into a storm over NAS Glenview, Illinois so we could not land. We circled until short of fuel so our pilot decided to ditch as the safest means of landing. We landed safely and without injuries due to our training during the war..." Contributed by Norman Klarquist klarq@hitter.net [29JUL2000]

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