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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Thursday 5 November 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) S of Portsmouth-Pease Air Force Base, NH (PSM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Portsmouth-Pease AFB, NH (PSM/KPSM), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The KC-97 air tanker was the fourth of five aircraft taking off from Portsmouth-Pease Air Force Base for an aerial refueling exercise. The aircraft came down in a golf course.

» ABC (Madrid) 6 November 1964, p56
» Chicago Tribune 6 Nov 1964


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Boeing C-97

  • 888 built
  • 28th loss
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