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Last updated: 21 January 2020
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 3 febrero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 56-3628
Numéro de série: 17377/67
Año de Construcción: 1958-03-14 (1 year 11 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

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


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