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Date:Friday 8 February 1980
Type:Boeing KC-135Q Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0338
MSN: 18113/452
First flight: 1961-03-03 (19 years)
Total airframe hrs:8015
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P/F-59W
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Burned out on ramp following an explosion of the aft body fuel tank during ground refueling operations. A faulty fuel probe was found to be the cause of the explosion.

Fuel tank explosion
Damaged on the ground

» NTSB/AAR-00/03


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