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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 15 März 1981
Zeit:22:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic R135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RC-135S Cobra Ball II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 61-2664
Werknummer: 18340/C20
Baujahr: 1962-03-09 (19 years )
Betriebsstunden:18638
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), USA
Flug nach:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), USA
Unfallbericht:
Struck the ground at night while on final approach in marginal conditions (turbulence fog, blowing snow, and sleet).

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


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Distance from Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK to Shemya AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2527 km (1580 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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