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Last updated: 27 May 2019
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Date:Wednesday 19 April 1967
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: 55-3140
C/n / msn: 17256/23
First flight: 1957-09-24 (9 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:6550
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wake Island Airport (AWK) (   Micronesia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Explosion during servicing of the landing gear; damaged beyond repair.

Classification:

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


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accident date: 19-04-1967
type: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
registration: 55-3140
 
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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