Descripción del Accidente ASN 05 JUN 1969 Boeing RC-135E Rivet Amber 62-4137 - Shemya, AK, USA [Bering Sea]
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Fecha:jueves 5 junio 1969
Hora:10:22
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic R135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RC-135E Rivet Amber
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 62-4137
Numéro de série: 18477/C43
Año de Construcción: 1962-07-18 (6 years 11 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:3350
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:ca 400 km E off Shemya, AK, USA [Bering Sea] (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
RC-135E "Rivet Amber" was at that time the most sophisticated reconnaissance plane of the US Air Force. It was converted to this configuration in 1963 to fly reconnaissance missions against the Soviet re-entry range off the Kamchatka Peninsula. On June 5, 1969, Rivet Amber departed Shemya for a flight to Fairbanks for routine maintenance. About thirty minutes after departing Shemya, Rivet Amber (callsign Irene 92) transmitted the following message to Elmendorf AFB: "Elmendorf Airways, Irene 92 experiencing vibration in flight. Not certain of the emergency. We have the aircraft under control, Irene 92." This was the last radio contact with the flight. Unidentified microphone keying clicks continued until 10:22. The aircraft crashed at sea.
After more than three weeks of intensive search and rescue operations, the efforts were called off. Neither a single piece of wreckage nor any personnel were ever found.

Fuentes:
» A Tale of Two Airplanes by King Hawes


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accident date: 05-06-1969
type: Boeing RC-135E Rivet Amber
registration: 62-4137
 

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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 Shemya AFB, AK to Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2528 km (1580 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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