Flugunfall 26 SEP 1976 einer Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 61-0296 - Alpena, MI
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Datum:Sonntag 26 September 1976
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: 61-0296
Werknummer: 18203/518
Baujahr: 1962-03-28 (14 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:20 km (12.5 Meilen) SW of Alpena, MI (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Sault Ste. Marie-Kincheloe AFB, MI, USA
Flug nach:Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, MI (OSC), USA
Crash-landed in rugged terrain. The airplane broke up and ended up in a swamp. Possible cabin pressurization problem.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Marquette-Sawyer International Airport, Michigan, USA to Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan with an en route stop at Kincheloe AFB, Michigan.

» Lt Col Michael Heberling USAF (Ret)
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
» Toledo Blade - Sep 27, 1976


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Distance from Sault Ste. Marie-Kincheloe AFB, MI to Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, MI as the crow flies is 216 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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