Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 60-0330, Friday 13 February 1987
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Date:Friday 13 February 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0330
MSN: 18105/444
Year of manufacture:1961
Total airframe hrs:10305 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Altus AFB, OK (LTS) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS)
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS)
The Stratotanker caught fire during landing rollout and burned out. At the time of the explosion the copilot was making a radio transmission using the UHF radio. The UHF wire which runs near the aft wing root in the fuselage was melted due to an electrical fault. Fuel vapors in the area of the aft body tank were ignited.
Three firefighters who responded to the accident were also injured.


Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III



photo (c) anon.; Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS); 13 February 1987

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