Narrative:No. 4 engine power was lost on take-off from U-Tapao, causing an asymmetric thrust condition. The Stratotanker then hit concrete and steel light stanchions beyond the end of the runway and crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 1 October 1968|
|Type:||Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17254/21|
|First flight:|| 1957-09-09 (11 years )|
|Total airframe hrs:||6999|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||U-Tapao Airport (UTP) (Thailand)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand|
|Destination airport:||U-Tapao Airport (UTP/VTBU), Thailand|
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
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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.