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Last updated: 7 March 2021
Date:Tuesday 25 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3598
C/n / msn: 17347/37
First flight: 1957-12-17 (11 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Destination airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Stratotanker 56-3598 took off from Loring AFB (LIZ) at 04:45 in the morning for a training flight. The airplane was performing a touch and go exercise when the No 4 engine. The right wing dipped and the airplane crashed.

» Five Airmen Die As Stratotanker Crashes ( Lima News, 1958-11-25)


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