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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Datum:dinsdag 31 januari 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 63-7990
Constructienummer: 18607/646
Bouwjaar: 1963-09-19 (25 years 5 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
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.

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


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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX en Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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