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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Datum:Montag 1 April 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3B Orion
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 153445
Werknummer: 185-5241
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Dao Phu Quoc Island (   Vietnam)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand
Flug nach:U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand
Unfallbericht:
The Orion plane operated on a coastal surveillance mission to intercept gunrunning Viet Cong trawlers. It was shot at by a Cambodian navy vessel near the island of Hon Doc. An engine caught fire, but the fire could not controlled. The Orion crashed into the sea near the island of Hon Vang.

Informationsquelle:
» 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


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