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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

No one survives a KC-135 crash on take off, most are over 50 years old.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 3:24:40 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: boomop1
No one survives a KC-135 crash on take off, most are over 50 years old.

Those a/c have been upgraded to the latest instrumentation and the engines are the most powerful yet to be on a KC-135. It doesn't matter so much as to how old the airframe is if the maintenance is up to date but it does matter that sometimes bad things happen beyond anyone's ability to handle. The laws of physics, gravity and probability are always in force. As one with more than 20,000 hours in big Boeings I can tell you that complacency and inattention to reality is a sure recipe for trouble.

8 posted on 05/03/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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No one survives a KC-135 crash on take off, most are over 50 years old

There was one that crashed at Loring AFB ME in late 60’s or early 70’s on take off and all the crew walked away from it.

Lost power as I remember and could not get off crashed right off end of runway

9 posted on 05/03/2013 4:13:44 PM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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