Aircraft Photo of A9-754 | Lockheed P-3C Orion | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A9-754
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 85 Orion
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-3 Orion
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-3C Orion
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):285D-5662
Location
City / Airport:NortholtMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGWU   IATA: NHT   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:May 1984
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID: 2581
Photographer's Remark

The former Bu No. 160754 joined the RAAF 27.5.78 seen here on a rare visit to the UK while with 10 Sqdn before the marks were toned down. On 26.4.91 she ditched in a lagoon in the Cocos Islands just off the beach. Attempts to drag the aircraft out of the water failed and the wreck was cut up and eventually dumped at sea, although Air Force personnel made several visits for about a year to retrieve parts. The nose was initially preserved on the islands and the tail became a memorial back at RAAF Edinburgh

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