Crash-aerien 06 MAR 1969 d'un Lockheed P-3B Orion 152765 - Lemoore-NAS/Reeves Field, CA (NLC)
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Date:jeudi 6 mars 1969
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3B Orion
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 152765
Numéro de série: 185-5210
Année de Fabrication: 1966
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Lemoore-NAS/Reeves Field, CA (NLC) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Lemoore NAS/Reeves Field, CA (NLC/KNLC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Lemoore NAS/Reeves Field, CA (NLC/KNLC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The P-3 Orion aircraft was on a practice GCA approach to Lemoore-NAS/Reeves Field, CA (NLC). The aircraft nosed down at the approach end of the runway then flared nose high with an excessive sink rate. It touched down on the port main landing gear, then the starboard main landing gear, followed by the fuselage section just forward of the mad boom striking the runway. The port wing broke inboard of the #2 engine on or shortly after touchdown and separated from the fuselage. The fuselage slid down the runway and came to rest off the left side of the runway approximately 1100 feet from the approach end. The port wing continued approximately 300 feet beyond the fuselage. Both parts were engulfed in flame.
The power levers were at the flight idle position at impact. Investigation concluded that an attempt was made to decrease the sink rate by establishing a nose high attitude prior to impact and the aircraft was in a stalled or near stalled condition with minimum power set.

Probable Cause:

PRIMARY CASUAL FACTOR: Poor pilot landing technique.
CONTRIBUTING FACTOR: The instructor failed to take over control in time to prevent the accident.

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