Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
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) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ/EGUN), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Madrid-Torrejˇn AFB (TOJ/LETO), Spain
Flew into a mountain, 24 km NE of Torrejon AFB.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» 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-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.
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