Accident description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 21 June 1963
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1498
C/n / msn: 17569/178
First flight: 1958-11-08 (4 years 8 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9,5 km (5.9 mls) N of Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Destination airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into a wooded hillside during an instrument approach in heavy rain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Springfield-Westover AFB, MA to Springfield-Westover AFB, MA 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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