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Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2

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Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2 was a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser aircraft that was ditched into Puget Sound just off Maury Island at the Point Robinson Light shortly after takeoff from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) on April 2, 1956. The plane flew over Normandy Park heading west-southwest. All of those aboard survived the ditching and escaped the aircraft before it sank, but four passengers and one flight attendant subsequently died.


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