Narrative:The Orion was on an antisubmarine patrol mission out of Thailand when it crashed into 100 feet of water off South Vietnam.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 February 1968|
|Type:||Lockheed P-3B-85-LO Orion|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 185-5237|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||80 km (50 mls) off Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam [Gulf of Thailand] (Pacific Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand|
|Destination airport:||U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand|
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Distance from U-Tapao Airport to U-Tapao Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.