I just watched a KC-135R land on runway 35 at SLC around 6:20PM today and noticed as it landed that what appeared to be the refueling hose was dangling from the boom. The boom was retracted but whatever was dangling from it appeared tan in color with a yellow something at the end. It hung pretty much straight down and the end was only a few feet above the ground.
I was at the Delta hangar which is probably about a mile away so it was hard to see more detail than what I've already described. Any ideas what I saw or what happened? Is this a fairly common malfunction? KC135TopBoom. You have any ideas or insights?
[Edited 2006-06-12 02:33:13]