Airplane Crash - Near Woodstock, Illinois 03/19/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Woodstock, Illinois


Date03/19/1982
Time21:10
LocationNear Woodstock, Illinois
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeBoeing KC-135C
Registration58-0031
Cn/In17776
Aboard27
Fatalities27
Ground0
SummaryCrashed 40 miles northwest of Chicago O'Hare Airport where it was to have landed. Exploded and dove in an almost vertical attitude from a height of 13,700 ft. into a wooded area, exploded and burned. Most probably overpressurization under the cargo floor and ignition of fuel vapor.

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