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What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Sat Jun 14, 2003 11:12 am

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RE: What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:21 pm

This info from Joe Baugher's site...

"1418 converted to KC-135R. (KC-135R, 153rd ARS) w/o during ground test at Tinker AFB,
OK Apr 7, 1999 when pressurization test wrecked the
rear fuselage. At previous maintenance, the pressure
relief valves were secured shut and were not released
afterwards. I have seen this plane quoted as 57-1478, but 71418 is on the tail
in the wreck photos."

A/C serial is 57-1418

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RE: What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:17 am

THere are several hulled -135s around the east ramp here at Tinker. Though that one is now gone.


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RE: What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:40 am

Ah, I was wondering where that was. The picture had no caption or anything with it. I hope nobody was anywhere near that thing when it went! I used to work around B-52 and KC-135A's, I can only imagine what that must have been like! Thanks for the info  Smile Makes me wonder if that tail number was ever based at Carswell AFB with me before it got its mod?
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RE: What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:41 pm

It Farted  Laugh out loud

Boy that must have been hell on the test crews ears when that thing let go.


It a way I am surprised that it blew that violently, I would have thought that once one of the panels started unzipping, it would have released the pressure in short order, violent but not causing that catastrophic blowout.
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RE: What Happened To This KC-135!?!?

Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:08 pm

And now, the rest of the story.

The external cabin pressure gauge that was used during this test had no stop for its needle. The result is that went the needle went past its maximum limit, it started around again. So when the cabin pressure was set for the test, it was actually much higher and kaboom!!

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