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Accident
Last updated: 30 August 2016
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Datum:Dienstag 31 Januar 1989
Zeit:12:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 63-7990
Werknummer: 18607/646
Baujahr: 1963-09-19 (25 years 5 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), USA
Flug nach:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), USA
Unfallbericht:
The water-injection system failed during takeoff from Dyess AFB (DYS) runway 16. The airplane barely climbed and the wing clipped a house before the plane crashed. The passengers of the Stratotanker included spouses of military members, retired military members and one child. They were on a non-stop flight to Hawaii with an en route F-16 refueling mission.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Force jet crashes on takeoff, all 19 aboard dead (Valley Independent, 1989-02-01)


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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 Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 5783 km (3615 miles).

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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