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Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 18 December 2016
Time:06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing P-8A Poseidon (737-8FV)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 168763
MSN: 42259/5020
First flight: 2014-10-08 (2 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA) (   Japan)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Boeing P-8A Poseidon sustained serious damage to the nose gear and lower fuselage when the tow bar separated on the ground, causing the aircraft to collide with the tug.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Aviation Summaries by Date 10/01/2016 to 10/11/2017 - Class A Mishaps


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