Accident Lockheed P-3C Orion 157330, Saturday 6 February 1988
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Date:Saturday 6 February 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed P-3C Orion
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 157330
MSN: 5545
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP)
Destination airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP)
The Lockheed P-3C Orion had just completed depot level maintenance at NAS Jacksonville, FL (KNIP) and the flight crew from the aircraft’s home squadron at NAS Moffett Field, CA was conducting a local post-depot maintenance acceptance flight.
The main runway at KNIP was undergoing reconstruction with a displaced threshold due to construction down to pavement sub-base (aprx depth 3 ft) in first 1000 feet of the runway.

The aircraft landed short in the runway construction zone, tearing off one main landing gear mount. The aircraft initiated a climb, retracted remaining landing gear, and executed an emergency gear up landing at nearby then-NAS Cecil Field (KNZC), which became the joint civil-military Cecil Airport (KVQQ) in Oct 1999.


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