Airplane Crash - Near Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts 06/27/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts


Date06/27/1958
Time00:30
LocationNear Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteWestover AFB - London
TypeBoeing KC-135A
Registration56-3599A
Cn/In17348
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed while attempting to break a transatlantiflight record. Heavily loaded with fuel, the pilots failed to detect the aircraft had gone into a slight descent shortly after becoming airborne. The plane struck some power lines and crashed near the Massachusetts Turnpike. The dead included six journalists.

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