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Accident description
Last updated: 28 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 26 April 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3B-65-LO Orion
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 152724
C/n / msn: 185-5164
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) NE off Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (LFB) (   Portugal)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Crashed at sea during a routine training mission.

» 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 - Apr 28, 1978


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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.
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