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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Fecha:jueves 3 junio 1971
Tipo:Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 58-0039
Numéro de série: 17784/254
Año de Construcción: 1959-04-07 (12 years 2 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:5406
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P/F-59W
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Centenera (   España)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ/LETO), España
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ/LETO), España
Crashed following in-flight explosion of the no. 1 main fuel tank. Chafing of boost pump wires in conduits was determined to be as a possible ignition source.
The tanker plane was on its way back from a routine refuelling mission over the Mediterranean and crashed at the village of Centenera, 35 km NE of Madrid-Torrejón AFB (TOJ).

» NTSB/AAR-00/03
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
» The Telegraph - Jun 4, 1971


photo of Boeing-KC-135Q-Stratotanker-58-0039
accident date: 03-06-1971
type: Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker
registration: 58-0039


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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