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Last updated: 28 October 2016
Datum:Mittwoch 4 Oktober 1989
Zeit:ca 06:00
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: 56-3592
Werknummer: 17341/31
Baujahr: 1957-11-14 (31 years 11 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Carlingford, NB (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), USA
Flug nach:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), USA
A fuel pump ran dry and ignited fuel vapours after becoming overheated. The aircraft crashed.


Because this was the 5th such occurrence crews must now keep 3000 lb of fuel in the tank to prevent overheating.


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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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