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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 29 Januar 1969
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:Air National Guard
Kennzeichen: 52-0904
Werknummer: 16598
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) S of Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Key West International Airport, FL (EYW/KEYW), USA
Flug nach:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), USA
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.

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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 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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