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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 25 April 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Woodbine, KS (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Topeka-Forbes AFB, KS (FOE/KFOE), USA
Flug nach:Topeka-Forbes AFB, KS (FOE/KFOE), USA
The aircaft crashed in a wheat field.

Reportedly a propeller blade failed which penetrated the fuselage, causing a depressurization. The KC-97 went into a flat spin and crashed. This was was attributed to a failure to inspect the props on schedule using non-destructive testing.

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