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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 5 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3A Orion
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 152151
C/n / msn: 185-5121
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP) (   Philippines)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP), Philippines
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The ADI tank was filled with cleaning solvent instead of methanol alcohol. Immediately after takeoff the Turbine Inlet Temperature reached the limits. Engines no. 2 and no. 3 exploded about 20-30 seconds after lift-off. The airplane then lost all electrics and hydraulic and had to be ditched.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» 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
» VPNavy.org


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