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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Fecha:lunes 10 septiembre 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 60-0352
Numéro de série: 18127/466
Año de Construcción: 1961-05-03 (1 year 4 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:303
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 40 / Ocupantes: 40
Total:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) NE of Spokane, WA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rapid City-Ellsworth AFB, SD (RCA/KRCA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), Estados Unidos de América
The KC-135 was descending for Fairchild AFB when it flew into a fog shrouded ravine on the 5271-foot high Mount Kit Carson.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rapid City-Ellsworth AFB, SD to Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA as the crow flies is 1180 km (738 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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Boeing C-135

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