ASN logo
 
Status:
Datum:Freitag 13 März 1987
Zeit:13:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 60-0361
Werknummer: 18136/475
Baujahr: 1961-06-12 (25 years 9 months)
Betriebsstunden:10956
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), USA
Flug nach:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA), USA
Unfallbericht:
The KC-135 was engaged in a low-level practice refueling display routine when it encountered the wake turbulence of a B-52.
Upon encountering wake turbulence, the aircraft performed an uncommanded 80 degree roll to left, stalling engines 1 and 2. The crew recovered to a wings level attitude however they were too low to recover and the aircraft crash-landed in open area next to base operations. She slid through a fence, killing a crewmember who had decided not to fly on that aircraft mission on that day. The mishap aircraft continued through open field before impacting a weather radar tower which split open the fuselage at the wing root.

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 11 July 1987
» Tanker crashes at Fairchild AFB (The Frederick Post, 1987-03-14)


Fotos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map

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.
languages: languages

Share

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2022 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org