Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 58-0101, Thursday 28 April 1977
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Date:Thursday 28 April 1977
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: 58-0101
MSN: 17846/316
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:7821 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB/KBAB)
Destination airport:Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB/KBAB)
The KC-135A was practicing night takeoffs and landings at Beale AFB (BAB). During that time cattle strayed through a broken fence from a nearby field and on to the main runway. During one of the touch-ad-goes, the airplane struck a five or six cattle. Takeoff was aborted and the plane overran the runway and caught fire.


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



photo (c) Jon Mickley; Marysville-Beale AFB, CA (BAB); April 1977

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