Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 13 February 1987
Type:Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0330
C/n / msn: 18105/444
First flight: 1961-02-02 (26 years )
Total airframe hrs:10305
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Altus AFB, OK (LTS) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
Narrative:
The Stratotanker caught fire during landing rollout and burned out. At the time of the explosion the copilot was making a radio transmission using the UHF radio. The UHF wire which runs near the aft wing root in the fuselage was melted due to an electrical fault. Fuel vapors in the area of the aft body tank were ignited.
Three firefighters who responded to the accident were also injured.


Sources:
» NTSB/AAR-00/03
» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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Distance from Altus AFB, OK to Altus AFB, OK as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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