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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 March 1973
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3B Orion
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 152749
C/n / msn: 185-5189
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) S off Brunswick-NAS, ME (NHZ), USA (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brunswick NAS, ME (NHZ/KNHZ), United States of America
Destination airport:Brunswick NAS, ME (NHZ/KNHZ), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into water.

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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