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Last updated: 26 January 2020
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Datum:woensdag 3 februari 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 56-3628
Constructienummer: 17377/67
Bouwjaar: 1958-03-14 (1 year 11 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roswell-Walker AFB, NM, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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