Loss of control Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 58-0026, Wednesday 17 January 1968
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Date:Wednesday 17 January 1968
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: 58-0026
MSN: 17771/241
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:4996 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Minot AFB, ND (MIB) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Minot AFB, ND (MIB/KMIB)
Destination airport:Glasgow International Airport, MT (GGW/KGGW)
The KC-135 plane left March AFB where it was stationed, carrying Maj. Gen. Charles M. Eisenhart on a staff visit to Minot AFB (MIB). The next day the flight was to continue to Glasgow, MT (GGW). The airplane overrotated during takeoff in a snowstorm, stalled and crashed. It came down about 18 meters to the right of and about three-quarters of the way down the 15,000-foot long runway.


Minot, ND Air Force Tanker Crashes On Takeoff, Jan 1968 (gendisasters.com)


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