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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 13 marzo 1982
Hora:10:51
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 57-1489
Numéro de série: 17560/169
Año de Construcción: 1958-10-30 (23 years 5 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:10650
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:9 km (5.6 milles) SW of Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF/KLUF), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF/KLUF), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The KC-135 was on an IFR flight plan and was returning to Luke AFB. The crew were carrying out a TACAN runway 3L approach. At the same time a Grumman-American AA-1 Yankee (N6160L) was in the area. The airplane had just departed from Phoenix-Sky Harbor Airport and was flying in a special traffic area where he was requested to be at or below 2000 feet. The AA-1 however, flew at 2500 feet skimming along the cloud base. The KC-135 descended through the cloud deck and collided with the AA-1. The empennage of the KC-135A separated. Control was lost and the airplane crashed inverted. The AA-1 crashed as well.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "VFR procedures - improper - pilot of other aircraft".

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