Narrative:Boeing RC-135S "Rivet Ball" was returning from a reconnaissance mission when it landed back at Shemya. The plane hydroplaned and slid off the ice covered runway, plunging into a 40 feet ravine.
|Date:||Monday 13 January 1969|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17979/394|
|First flight:|| 1960-06-21 (8 years 7 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney J57|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), United States of America|
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Distance from Shemya AFB, AK to Shemya AFB, AK as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.