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Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 25 Mai 1958
Zeit:16:33
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RC-121D Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 55-0123
Werknummer: 4396
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Super Connie was being prepared for a patrol flight when the center fuel tank exploded. The aircraft caught fire, but all 15 crew members evacuated safely. It appeared that the center fuel tank had been filled with fuel, despite the fact that it was not supposed to be filled. Through seepage or overflow from that tank the fuel vapors were ignited by electronic equipment being tested during the pre flight procedure.

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