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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 15 marzo 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic R135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RC-135S Cobra Ball II
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 61-2664
Numéro de série: 18340/C20
Año de Construcción: 1962-03-09 (19 years )
Horas Totales de la Célula:18638
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), Estados Unidos de América
Struck the ground at night while on final approach in marginal conditions (turbulence fog, blowing snow, and sleet).

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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