Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 58-0048, Monday 13 March 1972
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Date:Monday 13 March 1972
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: 58-0048
MSN: 17793/263
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW)
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW)
During landing, the right wingtip struck the ground. The airplane veered off to the right and cartwheeled when the wingtip dug into the grass next to the runway. A fire erupted.



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