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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:lundi 27 juin 1960
Type/Sous-type:Boeing KC-97G-28-BO Stratotanker
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 52-2738
Numéro de série: 16769
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-59
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Newry, ME (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG/KPBG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG/KPBG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
At 8:15 PM on Monday, June 27, 1960, crew T-51 of the 380th Air Refueling Squadron departed Plattsburgh AFB aboard
Two KC-97G Stratotanker aircraft departed Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG) at 20:15 for the "Fighting Fox" air refueling area over Maine. Their mission was part of a SAC Operational Readiness Inspection of the 380th Bombardment Wing. They were to refuel a Boeing B-47 Stratojet under simulated combat conditions. The mission was expected to last just under four hours, with both tankers returning to Plattsburgh.
Stratotanker 52-2738 was about to connect with the B-47 at 15,500 feet when suddenly a fire erupted in the Stratotanker's no. 1 engine. The airplane turned left until it entered a spin. The left wing outboard of the burning engine failed due to fire damage and the airplane crashed out of control into Jonathan Smith Mountain.

Sources:
» Remembering the crew of 52-2728 / Peter Noddin (Dirago Flyer, October 2001)
» www.mewreckchasers.com


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