Narrative:Flew into a mountain, 24 km NE of Torrejon AFB.
|Date:||Friday 6 February 1976|
|Type:||Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Cabanillas (Spain)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Madrid-Torrejˇn AFB (TOJ/LETO), Spain|
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
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-Torrejˇn AFB as the crow flies is 1343 km (839 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.