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Accident description
Last updated: 17 July 2018
Date:Friday 15 April 1960
Type:Boeing KC-97G-23-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0919
C/n / msn: 16613
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lincoln AFB, NE (LNK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lincoln AFB, NE (LNK/KLNK), United States of America
Destination airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), United States of America
On a northbound takeoff, the KC-97G lost directional control. The nose gear collapsed as the plane skidded off the runway into a refueling pit, where it was destroyed by fire.

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Distance from Lincoln AFB, NE to Riverside-March AFB, CA as the crow flies is 1951 km (1219 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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