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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 26 Oktober 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3C Orion
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 159892
Werknummer: 285A-5643
Baujahr: 1976
Triebwerk: 4 Allison T56-A14
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:960 km (600 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), USA
Flug nach:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), USA
The P-3 Orion aircraft was on a surveillance patrol near Siberia when the no. 1 engine oversped. The propeller failed to feather following the emergency shut down of the engine. A lack of gear box oil resulted in a fire. A controlled ditching was performed. The survivors were rescued by a Soviet trawler.

» Fleet AW Association
» 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
» Bangor Daily News - Oct 27, 1978


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