Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 29 January 1969
Type:Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker
Operator:Air National Guard
Registration: 52-0904
C/n / msn: 16598
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) S of Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW), United States of America
Destination airport:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), United States of America
Narrative:
The Boeing KC-97, operated by the Wisconsin Air National Guard, was arriving at Milwaukee in fog and rain. The ceiling was reportedly at 200 feet and the visibility was half a mile. On final approach the airplane contacted the ground short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» State's Adjudant General, wife killed in plane crash (Oshkosh Daily Northwestern , 1969-01-30)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Key West International Airport, FL to Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI as the crow flies is 2108 km (1317 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.
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