Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 58-0031, Friday 19 March 1982
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Date:Friday 19 March 1982
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: 58-0031
MSN: 17776/246
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:9249 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Greenwood, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Marquette-Sawyer International Airport, MI (MQT/KSAW)
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
The airplane crashed following an on board explosion which occurred at FL137. A fuel pump was probably allowed to run dry, causing it to become overheated due to which fuel vapours ignited.


Bangor Daily News - Mar 22, 1982



photo (c) collection Arno Janssen; ?

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