Unfallbericht:The water-injection system failed during takeoff from Dyess AFB (DYS) runway 16. The airpane 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.
|Datum:||31 JAN 1989|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|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 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), USA|
|Flug nach:||Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), USA|
» Air Force jet crashes on takeoff, all 19 aboard dead (Valley Independent, 1989-02-01)
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.