Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-1424, Tuesday 17 May 1966
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Date:Tuesday 17 May 1966
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: 57-1424
MSN: 17495/104
Year of manufacture:1958
Total airframe hrs:3482 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Amarillo AFB, TX (AMA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Amarillo AFB, TX (AMA/KAMA)
Destination airport:Amarillo AFB, TX (AMA/KAMA)
Struck the ground during an oscillating unstable approach to land following a four-hour refueling mission.


Four crewmen die in crash (Mansfield News Journal, 1966-05-19)
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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