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Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:02 am

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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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:54 am

Also, is there a way to obtain Air Force accident reports through the FOIA?
 
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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:18 pm

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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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:18 pm

Try the following link:

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


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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:28 am

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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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:23 pm

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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RE: Usaf KC-135A Crash 1982

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:56 am

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

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