Crash-aerien 26 FEB 1965 d'un Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 63-8882 - Cape Race, NL, Canada
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Date:vendredi 26 fvrier 1965
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 63-8882
Numéro de série: 18730/713
Année de Fabrication: 1964-08-18 (6 months)
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Victime de la collision:victimes: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:322 km (201.3 milles) S de Cape Race, NL, Canada (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» Lewiston Evening Journal - Feb 27, 1965
» The Austin American TX - 28th February 1965
» Lubbock Avalanche Journal TX - 28th February1965
» Fermont Tribune NE - 28th February 1965
» Newport Daily News RI - 28th February 1965


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