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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Datum:Dienstag 31 August 1982
Zeit:ca 14:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 64-0652
Werknummer: 300-6065
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:70 km (43.8 Meilen) S of Knoxville, TN (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA
Flug nach:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA
The C-141B departed Charleston AFB shortly before 13:00 on a local training mission. Weather along the route was reported by other aircraft as 4500 feet overcast, tops to 8000 feet with zero visibility below 4500 feet due to rain showers, ragged ceiling, multi-layered stratus and fog. These conditions were below MAC minimums. In the Tellico Wildlife Area, the aircraft impacted 4908 foot John’s Knob, 118 feet below the peak. At the time of impact the aircraft was in a slight climb of 4-5 degrees (approximately 2000 fpm).

» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


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