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Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

Anyone have any information on the 1982 crash of a USAF KC-135A in Greenwood, IL? All I know is that it exploded in midair and crashed. Anyone from have any idea exactly where it came down or any other info regarding this accident? Thanks.

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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

Also, is there a way to obtain Air Force accident reports through the FOIA?

User currently offlineDl757Md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5123 times:

Not sure if it's the same one but I went to A&P school with a KC-135 crew chief who said they lost one on final due to boost pumps running in an empty tank. The pump(s) overheated and ignited the fuel vapors in the tank.

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User currently offlinePhilsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Try the following link:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/1982/820319-0.htm


Not much but it's a start


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2996 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

Also check the 707/KC-135 list at http://www.airlinerlist.com where they have the info and remarks on all the KC-135 fleet there. You may have to d a little searching, but you should be able to gain the serial number from it at least.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2996 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5039 times:

I found it:

58-0031 W/O 19.03.82 nr Wonder Lake IL 27(i) cr on approach to O'Hare IL due to explosion on board, believed to be failure of fuel pump allowed to run dry, exploded fuel vapour in tank, opb 108thARS/126thARW/IL ANG, tt 9249,5



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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5012 times:

Thanks guys. Wonder Lake is about 45 minutes from here. Hmmmm Big grin

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