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Date:27-DEC-2017
Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Owner/operator:128th ARW, US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 58-0059
C/n / msn: 17804
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Glasgow Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Prestwick Airport, Glasgow (EGPF)
Narrative:
The jet from the 128th Air Refuelling Wing stationed at the General Mitchell Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin, was forced to make an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK) Scotland following technical problems.

The aircraft (Callsign RCH742) was 26,202 ft above sea level, between the isles of Jura and Mull, when it signalled for assistance. The details of the emergency are unknown. The plane landed in Prestwick safely around 08:30 am.

Glasgow Prestwick airport confirmed the pilot of the US Military jet was facing 'technical difficulties' and requested a diversion as a precaution. A spokeman said: 'We can confirm that an aircraft diverted to Glasgow Prestwick Airport today, due to technical issues. The aircraft landed safely with no further issues.'

No injuries were declared.

Sources:

1. https://www.scotsman.com/regions/glasgow-strathclyde/us-air-force-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-prestwick-1-4647945
2. https://www.rt.com/usa/414368-us-air-force-emergency-scotland/
3. https://www.scotsman.com/regions/glasgow-strathclyde/us-air-force-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-prestwick-1-4647945
4. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7330788
5. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/air-force-jet-declares-board-11757030
6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5214831/US-Air-Force-jet-declares-emergency-Scotland.html


Images:

Photo of 58-0059 courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - Prestwick (EGPK / PIK)
27 December 2017; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2017 10:42 Iceman 29 Added
27-Dec-2017 10:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Date, Embed code]
27-Dec-2017 11:07 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
27-Dec-2017 11:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
27-Dec-2017 16:37 Geno Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2017 18:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
27-Dec-2017 21:58 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 11:16 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
28-Dec-2017 22:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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