Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 November 1960
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3605
C/n / msn: 17354/44
First flight: 1958-01-09 (2 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Narrative:
The KC-135 tanker landed nose gear first at an excessive sink rate. This punctured the forward body fuel tank causing a fire.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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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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