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Last updated: 3 August 2020
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 28 August 2009
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic E3TF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing E-3C Sentry (707-300)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 83-0008
C/n / msn: 22836/962
First flight: 1983-07-08 (26 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV/KLSV), United States of America
Destination airport:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV/KLSV), United States of America
Narrative:
A Boeing E-3C Sentry operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV).
The 32-person crew safely evacuated the aircraft.
The aircraft, flown by the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, OK., was deployed to Nellis for Red Flag exercise 09-5 and was returning from a mission when the nose undercarriage collapsed on landing.
The subsequent fire was extinguished by Nellis emergency response forces.

Classification:

Sources:
» E-3 damaged while landing at Nellis AFB (USAF statement)


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photo of Boeing-E-3C-Sentry-83-0008
accident date: 28-08-2009
type: Boeing E-3C Sentry (707-300)
registration: 83-0008
 

Video, social media
United States Air Force - Boeing E-3C Sentry - USAF 83-0008 - Aviation Nation 2010 - Day Two - Nellis Air Force Base (LSV) - November 14, 2010 1 030 RT CRP

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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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