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Last updated: 15 May 2021
Date:Tuesday 23 October 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-135B Stratolifter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4136
MSN: 18476/C42
First flight: 1962-07-03 (4 months)
Total airframe hrs:150
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guantánamo NAS (NBW) (   Cuba)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), United States of America
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
Stalled and crashed short of runway on final approach.

Loss of control

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ to Guantánamo NAS as the crow flies is 2221 km (1388 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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