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Last updated: 3 April 2020
Datum:dinsdag 1 december 1992
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: 66-0142
Constructienummer: 300-6168
Aantal vlieguren:31857
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 7
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:14 km (8.8 mijl) N of Harlem, MT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Verenigde Staten
Four Lockheed C-141B Starlifters were night air refueling/airdrop training mission. A KC-135 tanker was leading the Starlifters in a refueling pattern at FL255. The first Starlifter completed refueling and backed away to the left behind the KC-135 at FL250. It remained at an unusually close position. When the second C-141 had completed refueling it also backed away to the left, unaware of the unusual position of the first C-141. Both aircraft collided, breaking up in mid-air.

» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)
» The Spokesman-Review - Dec 1, 1992


photo of Lockheed-C-141B-Starlifter-66-0142
accident date: 01-12-1992
type: Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
registration: 66-0142


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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