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Datum:Dienstag 5 März 1974
Zeit:16:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 33
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:64 km (40 Meilen) SE of Fort Nelson, BC (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), USA
Flug nach:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tanker plane sustain minor damage in an explosive decompression en route over Canada. The aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and eight crew men, all military personnel. One crew member sustained fatal injuries.
The accident happened when a small window blew out at an altitude of 35.000 feet. An emergency landing was carried out at Edmonton, Canada.

Informationsquelle:
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Mar 6, 1974


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Distance from Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK to Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX as the crow flies is 4830 km (3019 miles).

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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