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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 28 February 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Clemens-Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI (MTC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mount Clemens-Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI (MTC/KMTC), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed and burned on a busy highway at Mount Clemens after take-off from the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Sources:
» The Spokesman-Review - Mar 1, 1961


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Boeing C-97

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