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Last updated: 20 September 2019
Estado:
Fecha:martes 31 enero 1989
Hora:12:10
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: 63-7990
Numéro de série: 18607/646
Año de Construcción: 1963-09-19 (25 years 5 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The water-injection system failed during takeoff from Dyess AFB (DYS) runway 16. The airplane barely climbed and the wing clipped a house before the plane crashed. The passengers of the Stratotanker included spouses of military members, retired military members and one child. They were on a non-stop flight to Hawaii with an en route F-16 refueling mission.

Fuentes:
» Air Force jet crashes on takeoff, all 19 aboard dead (Valley Independent, 1989-02-01)


Fotos

photo of Boeing-KC-135A-Stratotanker-63-7990
accident date: 31-01-1989
type: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
registration: 63-7990
photo of Boeing-KC-135A-BN-Stratotanker-63-7990
accident date: 31-01-1989
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 63-7990
 

Map
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 Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 5783 km (3615 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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

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