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By Mark D. Faram, Staff writer
ABOARD NAVY P-8A 431 — Flying at less than 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy P-8A Poseidon took a hard 180-degree turn to starboard, nearly standing the aircraft on it’s wing as it doubled back along the search track.
The aircrew had spotted a submarine periscope on radar — operating close to the surface and sending messages.
It was early in the April 7 search and the P-8 crew was coming around fast, looking to get a kill.