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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 13 mars 1982
Heure:10:51
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 57-1489
Numéro de série: 17560/169
Année de Fabrication: 1958-10-30 (23 years 5 months)
Heures de vol:10650
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Victime de la collision:victimes: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:9 km (5.6 milles) SW of Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF/KLUF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Phoenix-Luke AFB, AZ (LUF/KLUF), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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".

Sources:
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» NTSB


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