Narrative:The propeller on the nr. 4 engine separated during the descent into Masirah. The engine caught fire and subsequently the nr.3 engine's rpm decreased. The nr.3 engine was shut down. Simultaneously both nr. 1 and 2 engines flamed out, resulting in a total electrical power loss. At about 2,500 feet, the pilot was able to control the aircraft again. The crew then ditched the plane.
|Date:||Saturday 25 March 1995|
|Type:||Lockheed P-3C-130-LO Orion|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 185-5562|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 4 Allison T56-A14|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) off Masirah Airport (MSH) (Oman)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Masirah Airport (MSH/OOMA), Oman|
|Destination airport:||Masirah Airport (MSH/OOMA), Oman|
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Distance from Masirah Airport to Masirah Airport as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
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.