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Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Datum:zondag 25 mei 1958
Tijd:16:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RC-121D Super Constellation
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 55-0123
Constructienummer: 4396
Bouwjaar: 1956
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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