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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 28 April 1977
Time:03:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 58-0101
C/n / msn: 17846/316
First flight: 1959-08-27 (17 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:7821
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB/KBAB), United States of America
Destination airport:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB/KBAB), United States of America
Narrative:
The KC-135A was practicing night takeoffs and landings at Beale AFB (BAB). During that time cattle strayed through a broken fence from a nearby field and on to the main runway. During one of the touch-ad-goes, the airplane struck a five or six cattle. Takeoff was aborted and the plane overran the runway and caught fire.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» 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 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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