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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Fecha:domingo 26 septiembre 1976
Hora:ca 08:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 61-0296
Numéro de série: 18203/518
Año de Construcción: 1962-03-28 (14 years 6 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:6109
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:20 km (12.5 milles) SW of Alpena, MI (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sault Ste. Marie-Kincheloe AFB, MI, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, MI (OSC), Estados Unidos de América
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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

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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Boeing C-135

  • 820 built
  • 51st loss
  • 42nd accidente fatal
  • 7th worst accident (a la hora)
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