11 March 2012

16th March 1969

VV 45924 52.40n 15w 1224 F070 ETA Shannon 1330

[Photo: at Shannon, February 1969; © Malcolm Nason]

U S Navy NC-121K, 145924 "El Coyote" from VXN-8 Squadron, Patuxent River NAS, Maryland.  Report copied on 8913.
This aircraft had arrived at Shannon at the end of February to conduct oceanographic survey work, with two NASA aircraft (a Lockheed NP-3A Orion and a Convair/General Dynamics CV990 Coronado). Most of which was conducted in the area around Ocean Station 'J' (approx' 52n 20w) at some 500'.
It ended it's operational days at the MASDC at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ during 1972.

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