Loss of control Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-1442,
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Date:Saturday 16 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1442
MSN: 17513/122
Year of manufacture:1958
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11 km NNW Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB/KIAB)
Destination airport:Wichita-McConnell AFB, KS (IAB/KIAB)
The KC-135 entered considerable yaw attitude after takeoff and the crew attempted to return to the airport. The crew entry door was reportedly jettisoned after which the plane rolled to an inverted attitude and crashed into the 2000 Block of Piatt street at 20th Street.
A preceding B-52 may have blown a drag chute from a F-105 Thunderchief against the departing KC-135. The drag chute had been accidently left on the runway.


Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
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