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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 16 Februar 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing E-6A Hermes
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 162782
Werknummer: 23430/983
Baujahr: 1987-02-19 (2 years)
Triebwerk: 4 CFMI CFM56-2A-2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:über dem Washington State (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
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The Boeing E-6A Hermes, an airborne command post and communications relay based on the Boeing 707-320, sustained substantial damage to the tail when portions of the vertical fin and right horizontal stabilizer tore loose while the aircraft was in a steep 460 knot dive during a test flight. A safe landing was made.


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