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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 June 1983
Time:ca 04:00
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: 152720
C/n / msn: 185-5160
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kauai, HI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Barbers Point NAS, HI (NAX), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain side during a routine training exercise in support of ships operating in the waters off the Kauai coast.

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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Lockheed P-3

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