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Accident description
Last updated: 6 December 2016
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Date:Wednesday 28 August 1963
Time:12:30
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: 61-0322
C/n / msn: 18229/544
First flight: 1962-09-17 (1 years)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:480 km (300 mls) W off Bermuda (   Atlantic Ocean)
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 61-0319.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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