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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Thursday 25 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3657
C/n / msn: 17406/96
First flight: 1958-04-30 (3 years 9 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Altus AFB, OK (LTS) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 421 m (1381 feet) amsl
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The no. 4 engine exploded during startup. The fuel-air started had been replaced.



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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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