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    Lake Washington Washington State United States

Location
Lake Washington is located to the north of Seattle in Washington State in the United States.

Wartime History
During World War II and the Korean War, many aircraft on training missions ditched into Lake Washington.

Sand Point Naval Air Station (NAS Sand Point)
Built prewar, located on a peninsula on Lake Washington used for crew training during World War II

FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number 88382
Ditched into the lake in 1950, recovered and restored and displayed at the Museum of Flight

FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 87833
Ditched into the lake in 1949, recovered and under restored at Precision Aerospace

PB4Y-2 Privateeer 59695
Crashed into Lake Washington near Seattle, WA after taking off from NAS Sand Point with flaps retracted on August 26, 1956.

PBM-5 Mariner 59172
On May 6, 1942 while being ferried across Lake Washington from NAS Seattle to Boeing seaplane ramp, where it was intended to be placed in storage. Collided with underwater obstruction, capsized, and sank. Crew escaped unharmed.

FG-1D Corsair 88368
Recovered, displayed at at Patriot's Point, SC

F4U-1D Corsair 82640 (?)
Ditched into Lake Washington

PV-2 Harpoon (?)
Ditched into Lake Washington

A-25 (?)
Ditched into Lake Washington

DC-6 (?)
Ditched into Lake Washington

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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