Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||16 JAN 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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|
|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|
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
» Piatt Memorial Park MonumentSample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS to Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
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.