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Last updated: 13 October 2015
Datum:Freitag 25 Juni 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing C-135A-BN Stratolifter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 60-0373
Werknummer: 18148/C05
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
Sachschaden: Zerstört
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
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.



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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.
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