Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 63-8882, Friday 26 February 1965
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Date:Friday 26 February 1965
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: 63-8882
MSN: 18730/713
Year of manufacture:1964
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:322 km S off Cape Race, NL, Canada -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME
Destination airport:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME
A Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker US Air Force tanker plane was destroyed when it crashed following a mid-air collision with a B-47 bomber over the Atlantic Ocean.
The KC-135A had just finished refuelling one B-47 and was in the process of refuelling a second Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 52-0171, that was returning from Spain to its base at Pease AFB.
The collision occurred at over 28,000 ft. Both aircraft exploded and crashed in flames into the Atlantic Ocean, 700 miles East of Bangor, Maine and 200 miles South of Cape Race, Newfoundland.


Lewiston Evening Journal - Feb 27, 1965
The Austin American TX - 28th February 1965
Lubbock Avalanche Journal TX - 28th February1965
Fermont Tribune NE - 28th February 1965
Newport Daily News RI - 28th February 1965


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