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Navy Plane Crashed on Chincoteague Island, VA

Chincoteague, VA, USA | 2022-Mar-31

Initial Notification: At 8:00 am on 31 March 2022, USCG Sector Virginia notified the NOAA SSC that a NAVY Hawkeye plane crashed just north of Chincoteague Island in a marsh at approximately 7:30 pm on Wednesday 30 March. One crew member died, and two were rescued. The aircraft had 1,650 gals of JP-5 on board at the time of the incident. Navy and Sector Virginia response teams enroute. Sector Virginia requested resources at risk and trajectory.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 800,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 58.72′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 19.16′ West