Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 September 1989
Time:ca 15:00
Type:Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1481
C/n / msn: 17552/161
First flight: 1958-10-10 (30 years 12 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America
Destination airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America
Narrative:
While shutting down the engines, an explosion occurred due to an overheated fuel pump.

Events:

Sources:
» Air Force tanker explodes in Alaska, two die, five hurt (Elyria Chronicle Telegram, 1989-09-21)


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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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