Accident Lockheed P-3A Orion 151350,
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Date:Friday 5 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed P-3A Orion
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 151350
MSN: 185-5063
Year of manufacture:1963
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:320 km E off Okinawa [China Sea] -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA)
Destination airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA)
The aircraft contacted the water of the China Sea and broke in three pieces on impact. The wreckage sank to a depth of 1600 metres. Four crew members survived the accident.


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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