Accident Lockheed P-3B Orion 153445, Monday 1 April 1968
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Date:Monday 1 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic P3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed P-3B Orion
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 153445
MSN: 185-5241
Year of manufacture:1967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Dao Phu Quoc Island -   Vietnam
Phase: En route
Departure airport:U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU)
Destination airport:U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU)
The Orion plane operated on a coastal surveillance mission to intercept gunrunning Viet Cong trawlers. It was shot at by a Cambodian navy vessel near the island of Hon Doc. An engine caught fire, but the fire could not controlled. The Orion crashed into the sea near the island of Hon Vang.


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


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