Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 25 November 1958
Time:07:27
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3598
C/n / msn: 17347/37
First flight: 1957-12-17 (11 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Destination airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Narrative:
Stratotanker 56-3598 took off from Loring AFB (LIZ) at 04:45 in the morning for a training flight. The airplane was performing a touch and go exercise when the No 4 engine. The right wing dipped and the airplane crashed.

Sources:
» Five Airmen Die As Stratotanker Crashes ( Lima News, 1958-11-25)


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Distance from Limestone-Loring AFB, ME to Limestone-Loring AFB, ME as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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