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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Datum:donderdag 26 oktober 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3C Orion
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 159892
Constructienummer: 285A-5643
Bouwjaar: 1976
Motoren: 4 Allison T56-A14
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:960 km (600 mijl) E van Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Adak Naval Air Facility, AK (ADK/PADK), Verenigde Staten
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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