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Date:Friday 15 April 1960
Time:09:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0919
MSN: 16613
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lincoln AFB, NE (LNK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lincoln AFB, NE (LNK/KLNK), United States of America
Destination airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), United States of America
Narrative:
On a northbound takeoff, the KC-97G lost directional control. The nose gear collapsed as the plane skidded off the runway into a refueling pit, where it was destroyed by fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Lincoln AFB, NE to Riverside-March AFB, CA as the crow flies is 1951 km (1219 miles).

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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Boeing C-97

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