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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248878
Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:16-MAR-2021
Time:c. 14:50 utc
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 57-1440
MSN: 17511
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kihniö-area -   Finland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ämari Air Base (EEEI)
Destination airport:Ämari Air Base (EEEI)
Narrative:
The refueling hose of the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling boom broke off and fell to the ground southeast of Kihniö, Finland. The falling boom did not cause any other damage to equipment or personnel on the ground.

Sources:

http://www.lentoposti.fi/uutiset/usafn_kc_135_stratotankerin_ilmatankkausletku_putosi_maahan_kihni_n_seudulla
https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/d78acfab-fa40-4a3c-9a70-dae76c25fb39


Images:

Photo of 57-1440 courtesy AirHistory.net


Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
23 July 2021; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2021 13:09 Dolly564 Added
17-Mar-2021 13:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-Mar-2021 13:15 Dolly564 Updated [Date]
17-Mar-2021 17:59 aaronwk Updated [Narrative]

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