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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Tuesday 22 October 1968
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0301
C/n / msn: 18208/523
First flight: 1962-05-29 (6 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:75 km (46.9 mls) from Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (RCMQ), Taiwan
Flew into the side of a 7300 feet mountain during a night time descent over mountainous terrain.

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


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