Airplane Crash - Near Albuquerque, New Mexico 09/14/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Albuquerque, New Mexico


Date09/14/1977
Time23:48
LocationNear Albuquerque, New Mexico
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteKirkland AFB - Nellis AFB
TypeBoeing - EC-135K
Registration62-3536
Aboard20
Fatalities20
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a mountain peak in the Manzano range shortly after taking off and making a right bank. The aircraft was observed flying too low and did not heed the controller's warnings. Fatigue may have played a part in the accident.

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