Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 14 September 1977
Time:23:48
Type:Boeing EC-135K
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-3536
C/n / msn: 18519/587
First flight: 1963-02-27 (14 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:7307
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (KIKR), United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV/KLSV), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in steep terrain, about 8,500 feet up the Manzano Mountain range.

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


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Distance from Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM to Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV as the crow flies is 768 km (480 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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