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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Datum:Donnerstag 8 März 1973
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: 63-7989
Werknummer: 18606/645
Baujahr: 1963-09-17 (9 years 6 months)
Betriebsstunden:4933
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Columbus-Lockbourne AFB, OH (LCK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Columbus-Lockbourne AFB, OH (LCK/KLCK), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
During a practice alert at Lockbourne AFB, two KC-135 Stratotankers (63-7989 and 63-7980) taxied from an unlit ramp towards the runway. Both aircraft collided while manoeuvring off the ramp. Stratotanker 63-7989 continued 200 yards before coming to a stop in a muddy, grassy section just off the concrete apron. Flames engulfed the tanker from the cockpit to the mid-section and burned two large holes in the plane.

Informationsquelle:
» Marysville Journal-Tribune (March 9, 1973)
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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photo of Boeing-KC-135A-BN-Stratotanker-63-7989
accident date: 08-03-1973
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 63-7989
photo of Boeing-KC-135A-BN-Stratotanker-63-7989
accident date: 08-03-1973
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 63-7989
photo of Boeing-KC-135A-BN-Stratotanker-63-7989
accident date: 08-03-1973
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 63-7989
 
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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