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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:Montag 3 August 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3A Orion
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 152159
Werknummer: 185-5129
Baujahr: 1965
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:80 km (50 Meilen) S of Las Vegas, NV (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV/KLSV), USA
Flug nach:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Orion entered an area of thunderstorm activity and reportedly broke up and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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Distance from Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV to San Diego-North Island NAS, CA as the crow flies is 438 km (274 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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