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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 March 1974
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:64 km (40 mls) SE of Fort Nelson, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), United States of America
Narrative:
A Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tanker plane sustain minor damage in an explosive decompression en route over Canada. The aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and eight crew men, all military personnel. One crew member sustained fatal injuries.
The accident happened when a small window blew out at an altitude of 35.000 feet. An emergency landing was carried out at Edmonton, Canada.

Sources:
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Mar 6, 1974


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Distance from Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK to Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX as the crow flies is 4830 km (3019 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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