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Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Datum:donderdag 8 maart 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 63-7989
Constructienummer: 18606/645
Bouwjaar: 1963-09-17 (9 years 6 months)
Aantal vlieguren:4933
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Columbus-Lockbourne AFB, OH (LCK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Columbus-Lockbourne AFB, OH (LCK/KLCK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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