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Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Datum:Mittwoch 3 Februar 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 56-3628
Werknummer: 17377/67
Baujahr: 1958-03-14 (1 year 11 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, USA
Flug nach:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, USA
Unfallbericht:
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.

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


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