Accident description
Last updated: 17 December 2014
Date:Tuesday 25 March 1969
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3602
C/n / msn: 17351/41
First flight: 1957-12-30 (11 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:3712
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Lost water injection at or near rotation due to frozen water injection surge tube; takeoff aborted and overran. The airplane went down an embankment and broke in two.

Runway excursion

» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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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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