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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 24 september 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 55-3133
Constructienummer: 17249/16
Bouwjaar: 1957-07-18 (11 years 2 months)
Aantal vlieguren:6681
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 52
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 56
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wake Island Airport (AWK) (   MicronesiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guam-Andersen AFB (UAM/PGUA), Guam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
The KC-135 transport plane was en route from Guam (UAM) to Loring AFB, ME with en route stops at Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK) and California. Over the Pacific Ocean the airplane developed engine problems. They crew decided to divert to Wake Island Airport (AWK). On final approach the airplane contacted the surface of the water and bounced onto the east end of the runway. It struck ILS aerials and burst into flames.
Passengers were Strategic Air Command personnel returning from duty in Guam.

» The Miami News - Sep 24, 1968
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Sep 24, 1968


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guam-Andersen AFB en Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI bedraagt 6059 km (3787 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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