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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Datum:dinsdag 31 augustus 1982
Tijd:ca 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 64-0652
Constructienummer: 300-6065
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:24246
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:70 km (43.8 mijl) S of Knoxville, TN (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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).

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


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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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