Accident Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker , Tuesday 5 March 1974
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Date:Tuesday 5 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:64 km SE of Fort Nelson, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI)
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW)
A Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tanker plane sustain minor damage in an explosive decompression en route over Canada. The aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and eight crew men, all military personnel. One crew member sustained fatal injuries.
The accident happened when a small window blew out at an altitude of 35.000 feet. An emergency landing was carried out at Edmonton, Canada.


Lodi News-Sentinel - Mar 6, 1974

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