Flugunfall 26 FEB 1965 einer Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 63-8882 - Cape Race, NL, Canada
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Datum:Freitag 26 Februar 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 63-8882
Werknummer: 18730/713
Baujahr: 1964-08-18 (6 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:322 km (201.3 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Cape Race, NL, Canada (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME, USA
Flug nach:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME, USA
A Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker US Air Force tanker plane was destroyed when it crashed following a mid-air collision with a B-47 bomber over the Atlantic Ocean.
The KC-135A had just finished refuelling one B-47 and was in the process of refuelling a second Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 52-0171, that was returning from Spain to its base at Pease AFB.
The collision occurred at over 28,000 ft. Both aircraft exploded and crashed in flames into the Atlantic Ocean, 700 miles East of Bangor, Maine and 200 miles South of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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