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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 28 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0319
MSN: 18226/541
First flight: 1962-09-06 (1 years)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:480 km (300 mls) W off Bermuda (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Destination airport:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Crashed in North Atlantic after refueling B-47s. Mid-air collision with KC-135A 61-0322.

Mid air collision
Loss of control


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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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