Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 March 1960
Time:23:23
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1466
C/n / msn: 17537/146
First flight: 1958-09-04 (1 year 6 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH), United States of America
Narrative:
The KC-135 tanker descended below the glide slope while approaching Carswell AFB (FWH) in thick fog. It struck the roof of a state highway department warehouse and hit a power pole. It crashed short of the runway and caught fire.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX to Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX 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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