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Date:Tuesday 25 March 1969
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: 56-3602
MSN: 17351/41
First flight: 1957-12-30 (11 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:3712
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Lost water injection at or near rotation due to frozen water injection surge tube; takeoff aborted and overran. The airplane went down an embankment and broke in two.

Classification:
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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


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accident date: 25-03-1969
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 56-3602
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accident date: 25-03-1969
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 56-3602
photo of Boeing-KC-135A-BN-Stratotanker-56-3602
accident date: 25-03-1969
type: Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker
registration: 56-3602
 
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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