Airplane Crash - Wichita, Kansas 01/16/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Wichita, Kansas


Date01/16/1965
Time09:30
LocationWichita, Kansas
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeBoeing KC-135A
Registration57-1442
Cn/In17513
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground22
SummaryShortly after taking off, the aircraft made a left bank attempting to return to McConnell Air Force Base and transmitted a distress message. Soon after, the plane crashed to the ground in a nose-down attitude into houses. Remains of a parachute were found in the No. 1 engine which may have led to an asymmetrical thrust condition.

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