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Last updated: 20 October 2019
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Date:Monday 4 July 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3A Orion
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 152172
C/n / msn: 185-5142
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Battle Creek, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY (NOP/KNOP), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in a wooded area. The P-3 was on a flight from New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NJ (NOP) to Moffett Field NAS, CA (NUQ).

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
» VPNavy.org


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