Date: March 21, 1991
Time: 0215
Location: Off San Diego, California
Operator: Military - U.S. Navy / Military - U.S. Navy
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Lockheed P-3C / Lockheed P-3C
Registration: 158930/159325
cn / ln: 185-5602 /185-5615
Aboard: 27   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 27   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: The two aircraft collided at an altitude of 3,000 ft. while conducting training exercises off the coast of southern California. Both planes crashed into the sea. Loss of situational awareness, one crew misunderstanding the others intentions or a previous understanding made by radio contact may have led to the accident. Thirteen aboard 159325 and 14 aboard 158930 were killed.

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