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Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Date:Tuesday 17 June 1986
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: 63-7983
MSN: 18600/639
First flight: 1963-08-26 (22 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:8041
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Balboa-Howard Air Force Base (HOW) (   Panama)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (HOW/MPHO), Panama
Narrative:
The KC-135, of the 305th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana, hit the runway at Howard Air Force Base, became airborne again and crashed into a hill in the jungle.

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


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accident date: 17-06-1986
type: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
registration: 63-7983
photo of Boeing-KC-135A-Stratotanker-63-7983
accident date: 17-06-1986
type: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
registration: 63-7983
 
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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