Loss of pressurization Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 61-0296, Sunday 26 September 1976
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Date:Sunday 26 September 1976
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: 61-0296
MSN: 18203/518
Year of manufacture:1962
Total airframe hrs:6109 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:20 km SW of Alpena, MI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sault Ste. Marie-Kincheloe AFB, MI
Destination airport:Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, MI (OSC)
Crash-landed in rugged terrain. The airplane broke up and ended up in a swamp. Possible cabin pressurization problem.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Marquette-Sawyer International Airport, Michigan, USA to Oscoda-Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan with an en route stop at Kincheloe AFB, Michigan.


Lt Col Michael Heberling USAF (Ret)
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III
Toledo Blade - Sep 27, 1976


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