Narrative:Crashed into the sea during climb out due to extremely low level windshear. The airplane was one of four departing on a refuelling mission over the South China Sea.
|Date:||19 DEC 1969|
|Type:||Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17378/68|
|First flight:|| 1958-03-18 (11 years 9 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||6794|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Ching Chuan Kang AB (Taiwan)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Ching Chuan Kang AB (RCMQ), Taiwan|
|Destination airport:||Ching Chuan Kang AB (RCMQ), Taiwan|
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
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