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Last updated: 18 April 2019
Fecha:viernes 25 junio 1965
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-135A Stratolifter
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 60-0373
Numéro de série: 18148/C05
Año de Construcción: 1961-09-05 (3 years 10 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P/F-59W
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 72 / Ocupantes: 72
Total:Fatalidades: 84 / Ocupantes: 84
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5,1 km (3.2 milles) N of Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 351 m (1152 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Estados Unidos de América
The C-135 Stratolifter originated at Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) and was bound for Okinawa, via Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ) and Hickam AFB (HIK), Hawaii. Weather was poor at El Toro when the airplane was ready to depart: thick fog and light drizzle. Takeoff was accomplished at night at 01:45 from runway 34R. After takeoff the pilot should have made a prescribed left turn. Instead, the airplane continued straight ahead. It contacted the 1,300-foot Loma Ridge, some 150 feet below the crest. The aircraft broke up and burst into flames.


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Distance from Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 4138 km (2586 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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Boeing C-135

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