Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 63-7983, Tuesday 17 June 1986
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Date:Tuesday 17 June 1986
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: 63-7983
MSN: 18600/639
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:8041 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Balboa-Howard Air Force Base (HOW) -   Panama
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (HOW/MPHO)
The KC-135, of the 305th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana, hit the runway at Howard Air Force Base, became airborne again and crashed into a hill in the jungle.


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



photo (c) U.S. DoD; Balboa-Howard Air Force Base (HOW); 17 June 1986; (publicdomain)

photo (c) U.S. DoD; Balboa-Howard Air Force Base (HOW); 17 June 1986; (publicdomain)

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