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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Thursday 19 January 1967
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-3613
MSN: 17362/52
First flight: 1958-01-31 (9 years)
Total airframe hrs:4300
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:64 km (40 mls) NE of Spokane, WA (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 1322 m (4337 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), United States of America
Crashed into Shadow Mountain at an elevation of 4340 feet (1322 m) while descending towards Fairchild AFB.


» Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than Just a Tanker (Aerofax Series) / Robert S Hopkins, III


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA as the crow flies is 4599 km (2874 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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