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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 17 June 1986
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: 63-7983
C/n / msn: 18600/639
First flight: 1963-08-26 (22 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:8041
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Howard AFB (HOW) (   Panama)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (BLB/MPHO), Panama
Narrative:
The KC-135 hit the runway at Howard, became airborne again and crashed into a hill in the jungle.

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


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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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