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Last updated: 10 May 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 17 Januar 1968
Zeit:ca 09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 58-0026
Werknummer: 17771/241
Baujahr: 1959-03-12 (8 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Minot AFB, ND (MIB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Minot AFB, ND (MIB/KMIB), USA
Flug nach:Glasgow International Airport, MT (GGW/KGGW), USA
The KC-135 plane left March AFB where it was stationed, carrying Maj. Gen. Charles M. Eisenhart on a staff visit to Minot AFB (MIB). The next day the flight was to continue to Glasgow, MT (GGW). The airplane overrotated during takeoff in a snowstorm, stalled and crashed. It came down about 18 meters to the right of and about three-quarters of the way down the 15,000-foot long runway.

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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 Minot AFB, ND to Glasgow International Airport, MT as the crow flies is 387 km (242 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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Boeing C-135

  • 820 built
  • 33rd loss
  • 27th Fataler Unfall
  • 6th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 13th worst accident (Momentan)
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