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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Fecha:jueves 10 julio 2003
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-3C Orion
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 163005
Numéro de série: 185-5812
Año de Construcción: 1988
Motores: 4 Allison T56-A14
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:-
Aeropuerto de Llegada:-
Descripción:
The gaseous oxygen bottles for the quick-don oxygen masks in the cockpit, said bottles being accessed from the lower fuselage of the aircraft exterior, were being serviced by a ground maintenance crew while the aircraft's own auxiliary power unit (APU) was running. A fire in this area of the fuselage subsequently broke out and could not be contained before extensive damage to the airframe occurred.

Fuentes:
» P-3 Orion Aircraft Location Report (P-3 Orion Research Group - The Netherlands)
» J. B. Philpitt, CAPT USN (Ret) (E-mail, 5 June 2009)


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