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Last updated: 31 July 2021
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Date:Wednesday 6 February 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35E model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 58-0013
MSN: 17758
First flight: 1959-02-19 (32 years)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Jeddah (   Saudi Arabia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jeddah-Prince Abdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Destination airport:Jeddah-Prince Abdullah Air Base (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabia
Narrative:
Shortly after take off, due to a heavy turbulence, the aiplane's two engines on left wing were torn off. Plane landed safely.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status:

Classification:
Turbulence
Engine separation
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» www.grissom.afrc.af.mil


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photo of Boeing-KC-135E-Stratotanker-58-0013
accident date: 06-02-1991
type: Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker
registration: 58-0013
 

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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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