- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 27, 1958
Time: 00:30
Location: Near Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Westover AFB - London
AC Type: Boeing KC-135A
Registration: 56-3599A
cn / ln: 17348
Aboard: 15   (passengers:8  crew:7)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:8  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed while attempting to break a transatlantic flight 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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