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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Datum:Montag 13 Januar 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic R135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RC-135S Rivet Ball
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 59-1491
Werknummer: 17979/394
Baujahr: 1960-06-21 (8 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), USA
Flug nach:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), USA
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.


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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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