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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Date:Wednesday 17 January 1968
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 58-0026
C/n / msn: 17771/241
First flight: 1959-03-12 (8 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:4996
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Minot AFB, ND (MIB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Minot AFB, ND (MIB/KMIB), United States of America
Destination airport:Glasgow International Airport, MT (GGW/KGGW), United States of America
The KC-135 plane left March AFB where it was stationed, carrying Maj. Gen. Charles M. Eisenhart on a staff visit to Minot AFB (MIB). The next day the flight was to continue to Glasgow, MT (GGW). The airplane overrotated during takeoff in a snowstorm, stalled and crashed.

Loss of control


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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 Minot AFB, ND to Glasgow International Airport, MT as the crow flies is 387 km (242 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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