Airplane Crash - Moffett Afb, California 04/12/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Moffett AFB, California


Date04/12/1973
Time14:50
LocationMoffett AFB, California
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeLockheed P-3C Orion /Convair CV-990
RegistrationN711NA / 157332
Cn/In / 185-5547
Aboard16
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryMid-air collision while landing. Five of 6 on the Orion and eleven aboard the CV-990 killed. Failure of the crew of the NASA crew to maintain a proper lookout for the P-3 which had transmitted being on the base leg and cleared to continue to Runway 32.

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