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Accident
Last updated: 3 December 2016
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Datum:maandag 11 mei 1964
Tijd:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-135B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 61-0332
Constructienummer: 18239/C17
Bouwjaar: 1962-02-02 (2 years 3 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 74 / inzittenden: 74
Totaal:slachtoffers: 79 / inzittenden: 84
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK) (   Filippijnen)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Filippijnen
Beschrijving:
The C-135 aircraft was on a MATS flight from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) to Clark Air Base in the Philippines via Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK). Thunderstorms were in the area as the flight approached Clark AB. An indefinite ceiling was at 300 feet and visibility was 2000 m. The crew carried out a PAR approach to runway 02. The aircraft descended below the glidepath and the crew were urged to initiate go around as the C-135 had descended below the PAR lower safety limit. By then the co-pilot had the runway in sight and the approach was continued. On finals, the undercarriage struck the perimeter fence. The airplane struck a TACAN facility , hit the ground and slid across a road, striking a cab and killing the driver. The airplane broke up and caught fire.

Bronnen:
» U.S. Plane Crashes Near Manila, 71 Of 83 Are Dead (The Sheboygan Press Monday, May 11, 1964)
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI en Angeles City-Clark Air Base bedraagt 8492 km (5308 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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