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Last updated: 14 June 2021
Fecha:jueves 26 octubre 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3C Orion
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 159892
Numéro de série: 285A-5643
Año de Construcción: 1976
Motores: 4 Allison T56-A14
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 15
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 15
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:960 km (600 milles) E de la costa de Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), Estados Unidos de América
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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