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Last updated: 20 June 2018
Fecha:lunes 13 enero 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic R135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RC-135S Rivet Ball
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 59-1491
Numéro de série: 17979/394
Año de Construcción: 1960-06-21 (8 years 7 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), Estados Unidos de América
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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