ASN Aircraft accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 60-0330 Altus AFB, OK (LTS)
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Date:Friday 13 February 1987
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: 60-0330
MSN: 18105/444
First flight: 1961-02-02 (26 years )
Total airframe hrs:10305
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Altus AFB, OK (LTS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
The Stratotanker caught fire during landing rollout and burned out. At the time of the explosion the copilot was making a radio transmission using the UHF radio. The UHF wire which runs near the aft wing root in the fuselage was melted due to an electrical fault. Fuel vapors in the area of the aft body tank were ignited.
Three firefighters who responded to the accident were also injured.

» NTSB/AAR-00/03
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


photo of Boeing-KC-135A-Stratotanker-60-0330
accident date: 13-02-1987
type: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
registration: 60-0330


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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