ASN Aircraft accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 62-3522 Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME)
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Date:Friday 4 March 1977
Time:12:20
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: 62-3522
MSN: 18505/572
First flight: 1963-01-02 (14 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:6423
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Engine explosion during ground engine maintenance run. A fire erupted.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

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


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