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Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2017
Date:Friday 21 June 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Destination airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Crashed into a wooded hillside during an instrument approach in heavy rain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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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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