Unfallbericht:The C-135 Stratolifter originated at Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) and was bound for Okinawa, via Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ) and Hickam AFB (HIK), Hawaii. Weather was poor at El Toro when the airplane was ready to depart: thick fog and light drizzle. Takeoff was accomplished at night at 01:45 from runway 34R. After takeoff the pilot should have made a prescribed left turn. Instead, the airplane continued straight ahead. It contacted the 1,300-foot Loma Ridge, some 150 feet below the crest. The aircraft broke up and burst into flames.
|Datum:||25 JUN 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Boeing C-135A-BN Stratolifter|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Baujahr:|| 1961-09-05 (3 years 10 months)|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P/F-59W|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 72 / Insassen: 72|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 84 / Insassen: 84 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||5,1 km (3.2 Meilen) von Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), USA|
|Flug nach:||Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), USA|
Sample 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 Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 4138 km (2586 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.