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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Datum:woensdag 25 april 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Woodbine, KS (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Topeka-Forbes AFB, KS (FOE/KFOE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Topeka-Forbes AFB, KS (FOE/KFOE), Verenigde Staten
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.

» Evening Star 26 April 1956
» Holland Evening Sentinel Michigan 26 April 1956


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Boeing C-97

  • 888 built
  • 9e ongeval
  • 8e dodelijk ongeval
  • 5e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 10e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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