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    KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    US military refuelling plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan | Fox News

    i believe other than a ground fire in Alaska many years ago this is the only major incident involving a KC135.

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Quote Originally Posted by NovemberEcho View Post
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    i believe other than a ground fire in Alaska many years ago this is the only major incident involving a KC135.
    Thats a joke right? They have an aweful safety record.

    I think you may be confusing the KC-135 with the KC-10? KC-10 Extender has a solid record.

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Here ya go.
    • On 27 June 1958, USAF KC-135A, serial number 56-3599, stalled and crashed at Westover Air Force Base after the crew failed to retract the flaps on takeoff, killing all 15 on board. The aircraft was attempting a world speed record between New York and London.[45]
    • On 31 March 1959, USAF KC-135A, 58-0002, entered a thunderstorm near Killeen, Texas. Two engines separated and one of the engines struck the tail, causing loss of control. The aircraft crashed on a hillside, killing all four crew on board. The aircraft had been delivered just six weeks before the accident.[46]
    • On 15 October 1959, USAF KC-135A, 57-1513, collided in mid-air with B-52F 57-0036 at 32,000 feet over Leitchfield, Kentucky, killing all six on board both aircraft.[47]
    • On 18 November 1960, USAF KC-135A, 56-3605, crashed on landing at Loring Air Force Base due to an excessive sink rate, killing one of 17 on board.[48]
    • On 9 May 1962, USAF KC-135A, 56-3618, crashed on takeoff from Loring Air Force Base due to engine failure, killing all six on board.[49]
    • On 10 September 1962, USAF KC-135A, 60-0352 on a flight from Ellsworth Air Force Base to Fairchild Air Force Base crashed into a mountain just 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Spokane, Washington. The flight hit fog on approach to the air base. The crash killed all 44 crew and passengers on board.[50]
    • On 27 February 1963, USAF KC-135A, 56-3597, crashed on takeoff at Eielson Air Force Base due to engine separation, killing all seven on board; two on the ground died when debris from the crash struck a guard house and nearby waiting room.[51]
    • On 28 August 1963, USAF KC-135A, 61-0322, collided in mid-air with KC-135A 61-0319 in the Bermuda Triangle, killing all 11 on board both aircraft.[52][53]
    • On 8 July 1964, USAF KC-135A, 60-0340, collided in mid-air with F-105 Thunderchief 61-0091 during in-flight refueling over Death Valley, California, killing all five on board both aircraft.[54]
    • On 16 January 1965, USAF KC-135A Stratotanker, 57-1442, crashed after an engine failure shortly after take off from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The fuel laden plane crashed at a street intersection and caused a huge fire. 30 were killed, 23 on the ground and the 7 member crew.[55]
    • On 26 February 1965, USAF KC-135A, 63-8882, collided in mid-air with B-47E 52-0171 over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all eight on board both aircraft.[56]
    • On 3 June 1965, USAF KC-135A, 63-0842, lost electrical power on takeoff and crashed at Walker Air Force Base, killing all five on board.[57]
    • On 19 May 1966, USAF KC-135A, 57-1444, of 4252nd Strategic Wing, crashed on takeoff from Kadena Air Base, killing all 11 on board as well as a motorist on nearby Highway 16. The aircraft was bound for Yokota Air Base to repair a KC-135 when it lifted off too soon during a heavy-weight takeoff.[58]
    • On 17 January 1966, a fatal collision occurred between a B-52G and a KC-135 Stratotanker over Palomares, Spain causing radiological contamination.[59]
    • On 19 January 1967, USAF KC-135A, 56-3613, crashed into Shadow Mountain while descending towards Fairchild Air Force Base, killing all nine on board.[60]
    • On 17 July 1967, USAF KC-135R, 59-1465, stalled and crashed at Offutt Air Force Base after the pilor overrotated during takeoff, killing one of five on board.[61]
    • On 3 June 1971, USAF KC-135Q, 58-0039, exploded in mid-air and crashed at Centenera, Spain, killing all five on board.[62]
    • On 19 March 1982, USAF KC-135A, 58-0031, exploded in mid-air at 13,700 feet and crashed at Greenwood, Illnois, due to a possible fuel pump problem, killing all 27 on board.[63]
    • On 20 September 1989, USAF KC-135E, 57-1481, exploded on the ground at Eielson Air Force Base due to an overheated fuel pump, killing two of seven on board. The crew was shutting down the engines when the explosion occurred.[64]
    • On 4 October 1989, a KC-135 Stratotanker from Loring Air Force Base crashed into a hill along the west side of Trans-Canada Highway 2 2 mi (3.2 km) north of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. in Carlingford, New Brunswick killing 4 crewmembers.[65]
    • On 13 January 1999, a Washington Air National Guard KC-135, 59-1452 crashed on approach in Geilenkirchen, Germany due to the horizontal stabilizer being in a 7.5 nose-up trim condition, killing 4 crew members.[66]
    • On 3 May 2013, a 22d Air Refueling Wing KC-135 crashed after takeoff at Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    My mistake, I was thinking of the KC-10.

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Quote Originally Posted by NovemberEcho View Post
    US military refuelling plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan | Fox News

    i believe other than a ground fire in Alaska many years ago this is the only major incident involving a KC135.
    The picture in the article was taken six days into the future. Impressive!

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Quote Originally Posted by jbseal View Post
    The picture in the article was taken six days into the future. Impressive!

    lmao That's impressive!

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Makes ya wonder why the DC-10 had such a lowsy record while the KC-10 seem to be so great?

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    The original DC-10 had the questionable safety record and arguably a design flaw, but the subsequent models (the KC-10 is based off the -30) have nearly flawless safety records.

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    The dc-10 is still one of my favorites to watch. There are a handful that operate out of MSP as well as MD-11s and even a DC-8.

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    Re: KC135 crash in Kyrgyzstan

    Makes you wonder how the trusty 135 has been around for over 50 years carrying the load and the KC10 has only been around since the 80's and its inefficency is why it is being replaced with the 46??

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