Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 61-0265, Monday 4 January 1965
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Date:Monday 4 January 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: 61-0265
MSN: 18172/487
Year of manufacture:1961
Total airframe hrs:1353 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km from Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ)
Destination airport:
Crashed after takeoff when then #3 engine drag brace failed, causing the engine to rotate over the upper strut mounts and separation of #3 and #4 engines before impact.


Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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