Accident description
Last updated: 31 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 August 1963
Time:12:30
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0319
C/n / msn: 18226/541
First flight: 1962-09-06 (12 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:480 km (300 mls) W off Bermuda (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Destination airport:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in North Atlantic after refueling B-47s. Mid-air collision with KC-135A 61-0322.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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Distance from Homestead AFB, FL to Homestead AFB, FL 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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