Date & Time: Apr 9, 1966 at 1925 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Moffett - Moffett
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The airplane was engaged in an anti-submarine exercise when control was lost. It crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 187 miles off San Diego. The aircraft was destroyed and all 11 occupants were killed.
Loss of control caused by the disengagement of the autopilot in flight for undetermined reason.