Accident Boeing EC-135K 62-3536, Wednesday 14 September 1977
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Date:Wednesday 14 September 1977
Time:23:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic C135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing EC-135K
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-3536
MSN: 18519/587
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:7307 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:8 km E of Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (KIKR)
Destination airport:Las Vegas-Nellis AFB, NV (LSV/KLSV)
Narrative:
Crashed in steep terrain during a night time climb out of Kirtland Air Force Base. The aircraft struck a peak in the Manzano Mountains, about 10 meters below the summit.

Sources:

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

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photo (c) United States Air Force; 8 km from Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM; September 1977; (publicdomain)

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