Hull-loss
Last updated: 18 December 2014
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Datum:Donnerstag 17 September 1987
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas KC-10A
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 82-0190
Werknummer: 48212/382
Baujahr: 1982
Triebwerk: 3 General Electric CF6-50C2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shreveport-Barksdale AFB, LA (BAD) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Shreveport-Barksdale AFB, LA (BAD), USA
Unfallbericht:
The KC-10 arrived at Barksdale AFB and all 17 crewmembers departed the plane. About one hour later, three ground crew members were on board; one in the cockpit, one in the left main gear wheel well and the other in the refuellers operating position at the rear of the plane. An explosion occurred. The source of the explosion was somewhere in or near the centre access compartment which is between the forward and centre wing fuel tanks. The KC-10 had 63000lbs of fuel on board; 15000lb was in the forward tank. The centre and aft fuel tanks were empty; the remaining 48000lb was in the wing tanks. The part of the aircraft, forward of the wings was burnt out completely.

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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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