Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 56-3628,
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Date:Wednesday 3 February 1960
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: 56-3628
MSN: 17377/67
Year of manufacture:1958
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM
Destination airport:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM
Crashed while taking off in extremely gusty crosswind conditions. The airplane skidded into two other KC-135 tankers (57-1449 and 57-1457) and a hangar, bursting into flames.
The airplane operated on a training flight. The instructor pilot occupied the jump seat instead of one of the pilot's seats as directed by the commander.


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


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