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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 16 January 1968
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: 152144
C/n / msn: 185-5114
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Iwakuni (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain.

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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Lockheed P-3

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