Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 58-0127, Wednesday 19 September 1979
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Date:Wednesday 19 September 1979
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: 58-0127
MSN: 17872/342
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:8046 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER/KMER)
Destination airport:Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER/KMER)
Crashed during a touch-and-go exercise after a training flight.


Spokane Daily Chronicle - Sep 20, 1979
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III



photo (c) Thomas Conner; Merced-Castle AFB, CA (MER); 19 September 1979

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