Accident
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 17 abril 1980
Tipo:Lockheed P-3C-130-LO Orion
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 158213
Numéro de série: 185-5558
Año de Construcción: 1971
Motores: 4 Allison T56-A14
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pago Pago (   Samoa Americana) show on map
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The US Navy P-3 Orion was taking part in Samoa's Flag Day celebration. The airplane was dropping skydivers near the reviewing area. During the second run the airplane clipped a mile-long tramway line running across Pago Pago Harbor to Mount Alava. Part of the wing separated and the airplane crashed into an area in front of the two-storey Rainmaker Hotel.

Fuentes:
» P-3 Orion Aircraft Location Report (P-3 Orion Research Group - The Netherlands)
» U.S. Navy
» 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
» The Calgary Herald - Apr 18, 1980


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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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