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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Friday 4 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3A Orion
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 150508
MSN: 185-5034
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) W off Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP), Philippines (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB), Philippines
Destination airport:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB), Philippines
Onboard fire caused by launching magnesium flares. The aircraft crashed into the sea.

» P-3 Orion Aircraft Location Report (P-3 Orion Research Group - The Netherlands)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Milwaukee Journal - Dec 4, 1964


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