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Last updated: 28 October 2016
Datum:Samstag 16 Januar 1965
Zeit:ca 10:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 57-1442
Werknummer: 17513/122
Baujahr: 1958-07-18 (6 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:11 km (6.9 Meilen) NNW Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB/KIAB), USA
Flug nach:Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB/KIAB), USA
The KC-135 entered considerable yaw attitude after takeoff and the crew attempted to return to the airport. The crew entry door was reportedly jettisoned after which the plane rolled to an inverted attitude and crashed into the 2000 Block of Piatt street at 20th Street.
A preceding B-52 may have blown a drag chute from a F-105 Thunderchief against the departing KC-135. The drag chute had been accidently left on the runway.

» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
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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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