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Last updated: 20 June 2018
Datum:maandag 14 december 1959
Type:Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 53-0231
Constructienummer: 17013
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Dow AFB, ME (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), Verenigde Staten
The aircraft, assigned to the 384th AREFS, departed from Westover AFB on a refueling mission. The KC-97 collided with a B-52 during refueling at an altitude of about 15,000 feet. The aircraft lost the whole left horizontal stabilizer and elevator, the rudder was missing and the upper fourth of the vertical stabilizer. They made a no-flap, electrical power off landing at night at Dow AFB. Two crew members on the B-52 parachuted to safety. The plane remaining crew members continued to Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF) where a safe landing was made.

» Duane H. Delk, MSgt USAF Ret (E-mail 2-4-2007)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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