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Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2015
Status:
Date:Friday 6 February 1976
Time:ca 20:30
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0368
C/n / msn: 18143/482
First flight: 1961-07-13 (14 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:5481
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cabanillas (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ/LETO), Spain
Narrative:
Flew into a mountain, 24 km NE of Torrejon AFB.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mildenhall RAF Station to Madrid-Torrejón AFB as the crow flies is 1343 km (839 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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