Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 19 January 1967
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3613
C/n / msn: 17362/52
First flight: 1958-01-31 (8 years 12 months)
Total airframe hrs:4300
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:64 km (40 mls) NE of Spokane, WA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed into Shadow Mountain at an elevation of 4340 feet (1322 m) while descending towards Fairchild AFB.

Sources:
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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Distance from Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA as the crow flies is 4599 km (2874 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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