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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Datum:donderdag 16 februari 1989
Type:Boeing E-6A Hermes
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 162782
Constructienummer: 23430/983
Bouwjaar: 1987-02-19 (2 years)
Motoren: 4 CFMI CFM56-2A-2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:boven Washington State (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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