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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 27 January 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3B Orion
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A9-300
C/n / msn: 185-5410
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Allison T56-A14
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Edinburgh RAAF Station, SA (   Australia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
During maintenance at RAAF Edinburgh a filled oxygen cylinder was accidently disconnected. The fitter attempted to refit the regulator but the pressure was too great and a fire had started by then. The oxygen fed the fire which then gutted the interior. Seven people were working in the area and two suffered flash burns.

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Sources:
» ARL / DSTO
» The Lockheed File


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