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Last updated: 23 October 2016
Datum:woensdag 4 oktober 1989
Tijd:ca 06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 56-3592
Constructienummer: 17341/31
Bouwjaar: 1957-11-14 (31 years 11 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Carlingford, NB (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), Verenigde Staten
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 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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