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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 8 July 1964
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: 60-0340
MSN: 18115/454
First flight: 1961-03-14 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Death Valley, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Moses Lake-Larson AFB, WA (LRN), United States of America
Destination airport:Moses Lake-Larson AFB, WA (LRN), United States of America
Midair collision during in-flight refueling with Republic F-105D-15-RE Thunderchief 61-0091. Reportedly the tanker's no. 4 engine struck the cockpit of the F-105D when beginning a right turn.

Mid air collision
Loss of control


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