EP3 Photo Gallery

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HAINAN, China –The EP-3 fuselage rests inside the AN-124 before being transported, July 2. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China –Recovery team members prepare to load the EP-3 fuselage into the hold of the AN-124, July 2. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China –The EP-3 fuselage moves up the ramp toward the AN-124 in preparation for transportation, July 2. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China –Crewmembers move the EP-3 fuselage up the ramp, July 2, for loading onboard the AN-124. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China –The EP-3 fuselage is positioned on a ramp, July 2, in preparation for loading into the AN-124. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China –The Recovery team members prepare the AN-124 for the loading of the EP-3 fuselage, July 2. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/03/01)
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HAINAN, China – An EP-3 engine nacelle is hoisted onboard the AN-124 July 2. Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team continue loading parts and equipment onboard the AN-124 in preparation for the EP-3's return to the United States. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3 for an overnight stop before continuing on to their final destination at the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Ga. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/02/01)
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HAINAN, China – Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team load parts and equipment onboard the AN-124 in preparation for the EP-3's return to the United States. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/02/01)
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HAINAN, China – Equipment and parts from the Navy EP-3 are crated and ready for shipment onboard the AN-124 July 2. Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team continue loading parts and equipment onboard the AN-124 in preparation for the EP-3's return to the United States. The remaining parts and fuselage of the EP-3 are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii July 3. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (7/02/01)
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HAINAN, China – Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team load the propellers and engines from the EP-3 on to an AN-124 aircraft June 29. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (6/29/01)
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HAINAN, China – Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team prepare the EP-3 fuselage for shipment June 29. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (6/29/01)
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HAINAN, China – Following the removal of the wings and engine nacelles, the EP-3 fuselage awaits shipment June 28. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (6/28/01)
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HAINAN, China – A crane lifts one of the four engine nacelles June 28. The EP-3 Recovery Team removed all four nacelles and the wings and began initial work-site cleanup, tagged crates and boxed components for shipment in preparation for completion of the disassembly operation. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (6/28/01)
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HAINAN, China – The EP-3 Recovery Team removes one of the four engine nacelles June 28. The team removed all four nacelles and the wings and began initial work-site cleanup, tagged crates and boxed components for shipment in preparation for completion of the disassembly operation. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (6/28/01)
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HAINAN, China – The EP-3 fuselage rests on a trailer and base level stands following the removal of its landing gear June 27. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/27/01)
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HAINAN, China – After mating the trailer to the EP-3 fuselage, it is lowered to base level stands June 27. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/27/01)
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HAINAN, China – The main Landing gear from the EP-3 is prepared for shipping. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/27/01)
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HAINAN, China – The EP-3 Recovery Team positions jack to assist in the removal of the left main landing gear June 27. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/27/01)
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HAINAN, China – The EP-3 Recovery Team begins removal of the left main landing gear June 27. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/27/01)
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HAINAN, China – A crane lowers a portion of the EP-3 horizontal tail section, which was removed from the plane by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team June 26. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/26/01)
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HAINAN, China – The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team works on the EP-3 horizontal tail section, which was removed from the plane June 26. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/26/01)
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HAINAN, China – The EP-3 sits on jacks in preparation for its wings to be removed by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team June 26. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/26/01)
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HAINAN, China -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team removed the four propellers and engines from the EP-3 June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China – These four propellers and engines were removed from the EP-3 June 23. The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team continue to disassemble the EP-3 June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team stabilize the EP-3 as a crane removes a part June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team remove part of the EP-3’s tail June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China – A crane moves the tail portion of the EP-3 in preparation for shipping June 23. The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Members of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team prepare to remove a panel from the EP-3 June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China – A member of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team operates a crane to remove one of the four propellers June 23. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The disassembly process should be completed by July 4. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/25/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team members steady the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane tail cone following its removal from the fusalage June 22. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/22/01)
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HAINAN, China -- The U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane fuselage awaits further disassembly by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team June 22. The team will continue removing propellers, engines, wing leading edges and trailing edge flaps. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/22/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team members remove the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane tail cone from the fusalage June 22. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/22/01)
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HAINAN, China -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team members cut lumber used to build shipping crates June 21. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane at Lingshui Airfield in preparation for its return to the United States. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/22/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team unloads equipment from the AN-124 aircraft June 20. The equipment will be used to disassemble the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/22/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team unloads equipment from the AN-124 aircraft June 20. The equipment will be used to disassemble the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/20/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team prepares to unload supplies and equipment from the AN-124 aircraft June 20. The equipment will be used to disassembe the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/20/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China -- The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team vents the fuel tanks on the U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane at Lingshui Airfield June 20. This process provides the 'gas-free certification' required prior to packaging the EP-3 wings. The recovery team is performing disassembly work on the EP-3 in preparation for its return to the United States. The U.S. Pacific Command began operations to return the damaged surveillance plane June 13. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/20/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China--The EP-3 awaits fuel removal and disassembly at the prepared worksite at Lingshui Airfield June 18. U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/19/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China— The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team prepares the AN-124 aircraft June 18 to transport the damaged EP-3 from Lingshui Airfield. U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/19/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China — The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team unloads the AN-124 June 18 in preparation for shipment of the dismantled EP-3. U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/19/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China—A Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team member repositions the EP-3 to a work area on Lingshui Airfield June 18. U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/19/01)
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HAINAN ISLAND, China— Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. recovery team members remove fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid from the EP-3 June 18 at Lingshui Airfield. U.S. Pacific Command began operations June 13 to return the damaged U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to the United States. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.) (06/19/01)