Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 23 October 1962
Type:Boeing C-135B-BN Stratolifter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4136
C/n / msn: 18476/C42
First flight: 1962-07-03 (4 months)
Total airframe hrs:150
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guantánamo NAS (NBW) (   Cuba) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI), United States of America
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
Narrative:
Stalled and crashed short of runway on final approach.

Sources:
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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Distance from Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ to Guantánamo NAS as the crow flies is 2221 km (1388 miles).

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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