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Last updated: 18 June 2021
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Date:dimanche 25 mai 1958
Heure:16:33
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RC-121D Super Constellation
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 55-0123
Numéro de série: 4396
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 15
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
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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